Nov 11, 2011, 11:15 AM
Just an Idea
I was reading about the Beale Codes. And I read this 'introduction' by the publisher. I thought the almost cryptic way it was written might hold a hint about the story. Note that I have placed the number 7, 8, or 9 at the end of each sentence. I find it interesting that one would write almost the exact number of words in each sentence. However, it is possible the typesetter for the newspaper did this.
“Before giving the papers to the public, 7
I would give them a little advice, acquired 8
by bitter experience. It is, to devote only 8
such time as can be spared from your 8
legitimate business to the task, and if 8
you can spare no time, let the matter alone ... 9
Never, as I have done, sacrifice your own 8
and your family’s interests to what may 7
prove an illusion; but, as I have already 8
said, when your day’s work is done, and 8
you are comfortably seated by your good 7
fire, a short time devoted to the subject 8
can injure no one, and may bring its reward.”9
Nov 11, 2011 11:15 AM
Nov 12, 2011, 02:36 PM
Apr 03, 2012, 06:27 AM
(SMIRKING) The numbers at the end of the sentences were simply the number of WORDS in each sentence; numbers are USUALLY deleted... must have been an "advance copy" or "proof-reader's copy". DUNNO. PIZZA? (CHEESY GRIN... I LOVE Cheese Pizza with LOTS of Garlic; YMMM!).
Last edited by Rebel - KGC; Apr 03, 2012 at 06:31 AM.