Foundation Stones of Success Volume . 4

Foundation Stones of Success Volume . 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... of it. He was expressing his doubts to Harold in rather vigorous language, ridiculing Harold's theory--the "abduction theory," as he called it--when he found something. It was a scrap of paper, half embedded in the earth where it had been trampled upon, and evidently the corner of a sheet torn from a school tablet. Across it was a half-obliterated scrawl of poorly written characters. It A scrap of seemed to be a message of some sort. The second charPaper acter was an "0," of this the boys were sure. Then followed two characters of uncertain significance, then another "0," then what seemed to be a repetition of the two illegible characters. Altogether, it was delightfully puzzling. "I 'll bet it is a code!' Harold ejaculated. ' Eemember the code in the Win--" "See, this is a 'TM" broke in Harry, not caring to be reminded again of the case of the Winningtons. ' This is a 'T, ' and that is a -TM" "Sure enough, --and the last part is 'IT'! See!" "But what is this other letter, I wonder? I know! It's an 'F'! I've seen Spencer make 'F's' like that!" Harold made a transcript of the characters in his notebook, putting them into all conceivable groups in an Deciphering attempt to form words. The first character was a puzzle, the code but the others spelled "OF TO FIT" or "OFT OF IT" or "OFT 0 FIT" or "OF TOF IT," depending upon the way in which they were grouped. Harold was of the opinion that the last four letters should read "OF IT.' That left' OFT' unaccounted for. "What can that first letter be?" he puzzled. "What goes with 'O-F-T' to make a word?" Harry thought a moment. "I can't think of anything but...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603427
  • 9781236603425