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"The Adventure of the Dancing Men" in Dancing Men Code

 

"The Adventure of the Dancing Men" in Dancing Men Code

Sherlockians can do some very strange things. The object of translating a message into code is usually to keep that message from being read by prying eyes . . . but what if the message is something that everyone already knows? And what if the code is something that's explained in a book you can buy nearly everywhere books are sold?

This coded pamplet was the result of collector's mania collided with publisher's mania, and a sort of "because we can!" spirit. The idea came up over dinner during Don Hobbs's first visit to Sherlock Peoria, and within two days, he had a copy in his hands. Sometimes the most pointless exercises can be the most fun.