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Old quote from Forrest
05-12-2018, 10:47 AM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
(05-12-2018, 08:50 AM)Gravity Wrote: Thanks for the offer John Brown. That's really generous of you. I'll come back at you if i decide otherwise. I would also pay you some money for doing that for me.

I know my logic had some flaws in the first statement, I'm well aware of that, but nonetheless I am seven years behind on finding every hint in the book(s). The poem otherwise is more straightforward Smile

I don't want any money.

What I can tell you about the books The Thrill of the Chase and Too Far To Walk is that those are the only books that he has said contain clues that will help solve the poem. Using interviews, scrapbooks, etc is a little risky in that he has never said that any of that stuff will help.
05-12-2018, 11:16 AM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
I really appreciate your advise John Brown. Thanks for your help!
05-12-2018, 12:00 PM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
(05-12-2018, 11:16 AM)Gravity Wrote: I really appreciate your advise John Brown. Thanks for your help!

No worries.

I should point out that I read that all that stuff too. I'm not saying that it can't be helpful, just that it might/might not be helpful so I discount it a little. For whatever reason he would not say that Once Upon A While (most recent book) would help. He had Douglas Preston do that for him. I have it, but I've only read it a few times. I think he is doing some trolling in that one. In my opinion old interviews like the one you found are less likely to be him trolling us.
05-12-2018, 12:57 PM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
(05-12-2018, 07:00 AM)Gravity Wrote: Thank you all so much for your answers! They were all very helpful.

@John Brown: I am currently thinking about ordering TTOTC, but it's not like you stumble across the book where I live. Smile

@JSmith: My approach to the chase is the poem and I don't work too much with F's quotes. Because as you said they could have multiple meanings. And as I learned, F is very carefully how he answers and phrases his statements.

@OmeOmy: Haha, I had to google some words to finally understand what you meant there. Thanks for the advice. Starting in the 8th year of the search, knowing that almost all "easy" and apparent answers to the clues are already "found" and someone went BOTG there, coming back with no TC, I really try to look at the big picture. For me the poem looks like a riddle/metaphor. And thats my approach, I guess you have to state some ground rules for yourself or the possibilities are endless.

For example I don't think that you have to read a book about John Meek or Molly Brown unless the poem tells you exactly to do that.

I have so many questions and suggestions guys that I could easily open 20 new Threads, but I don't think this is in the interest of the Forum. As I told you I am from Austria and I am not able/going to the Rockies this year or anytime at all. I just love solving puzzles/riddles. In which form would you suggest to propose my questions? Should I follow up in this thread, or make a new thread with multiple questions?



We're having ffun now. Your handle is [well] understood, and aberrations are hints; some were recognized, including "currently", "stumble",
"carefully", "ground", "endless", and "propose".

(In baiting, I'd consider you a master.)
05-13-2018, 06:03 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-13-2018, 06:08 AM by Gravity.)
RE: Old quote from Forrest
I can promise you that I had no intentions of hinting to anything with the use of my words, but you made a good example of why we shouldn't use too much of our time trying to interpret F's quotes Smile

At least you had fun!

Edit: The mistakes I made are because of my stupidity and not to entertain you Big Grin
05-15-2018, 02:24 PM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
Has anyone ever asked Mr. Fenn what his definition of 'halt' is? Or has he ever offered it?
05-15-2018, 02:31 PM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
(05-15-2018, 02:24 PM)Siddhartha Wrote: Has anyone ever asked Mr. Fenn what his definition of 'halt' is? Or has he ever offered it?

It was offered in an illustration in TTOTC.
05-15-2018, 03:38 PM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
And what did it mean in the illustration or what did the illustration show?
05-16-2018, 02:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2018, 02:10 PM by Siddhartha.)
RE: Old quote from Forrest
(05-15-2018, 03:38 PM)Gravity Wrote: And what did it mean in the illustration or what did the illustration show?

It's a secret, but it's on pages 110-111. There's an illustration of school children crossing a road - in a line/single file - holding a rope. The school mum (Schulmama) raising her hand toward a car to 'halt' (TA-AKWAI-I) so the school children could pass safely.
05-16-2018, 05:13 PM,
RE: Old quote from Forrest
I know that picture, but I would never use it as part of my WWWH solve. Anyways thanks for replying Siddhartha!

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