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#91 casandra

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:09 AM


awww...another hard one bob (but I think I have read this I just don't remember)....so can we have the clues now? Does the 'lost' bull symbolise anything or allude to something else?

Wasn't it three guesses before hints, or does Tabaluga's two count? Posted Image
It was deliberately chosen to be a bit misleading - the book is not about bullfighting.

After denouncing the critics as vipers this author didn't rest on his laurels for a chat, he feathered his nest!

:P well, since we are only 4 then we have very flexible rules...and it's usually 2 guessing posts (which can contain a number of guesses often times wrong) and then a clue is given...
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

the Plumed serpent by Lawrence ?

omg....I think you got it right again, Tabs (bob's clue?)....and yup, this is not a bullfighting story but it took place in Mexico..with a british girl and the anti-capitalist or anti-american imperialism movement...I'd have gotten it straight off if the quote came from Lady Chatterly's :lol:....:lol:..
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- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:41 AM


the Plumed serpent by Lawrence ?

omg....I think you got it right again, Tabs (bob's clue?)....and yup, this is not a bullfighting story but it took place in Mexico..with a british girl and the anti-capitalist or anti-american imperialism movement...I'd have gotten it straight off if the quote came from Lady Chatterly's Posted Image....Posted Image..

Yup, correct. I haven't read it in years, but was re-reading it recently and thought it would be good. Your turn again Tabaluga.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

OK, here we go:

"I’m afraid that’s impossible. He’d never get here."

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#95 hobglobin

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

that's very generic and could be from everyone Posted Image
my first guess: Michel Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar from Jules Verne

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

I would think Beckett's Waiting for Godot for obvious reasons...Posted Image....and yup, could be from anyone Tabs so give us a clue now...

Edited by casandra, 23 January 2013 - 12:02 PM.

"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

Well, I certainly didn't want another quoted to be solved immediately - it's so much more fun when they're difficult ;) And hobglobin and casandra, no.....

Keep the clue to yourself, please.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Well, I certainly didn't want another quoted to be solved immediately - it's so much more fun when they're difficult Posted Image And hobglobin and casandra, no.....

Keep the clue to yourself, please.

but we already have 2 wrong guesses posts so you have to give a clue or we can ask for a clue...is it originally English? :D
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Errmm...casandra, I already gave you the clue (in a rather bob1ish way, I admit ;) Posted Image Posted Image

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#100 hobglobin

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

and which clue anyway? Posted Image
my next guess Poe: The Masque of the Red Death

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#101 casandra

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

the one that we have to keep to ourselves....
ok how about Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray....
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
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#102 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

no, hobglobin and no, casandra.....

So the next clue is: London

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#103 hobglobin

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

isn't The Picture of Dorian Gray situated there? Posted Image
anyway then my guess is Christie: the Mousetrap
there was this habit or request in the theatre not to tell the others whom you estimated as the murderer

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#104 bob1

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

One of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Conan-Doyle?

#105 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hobglobin is right! Posted Image

there was this habit or request in the theatre not to tell the others whom you estimated as the murderer


That was exactly what the clue had been referring to. Even the Wikipedia article didn't state the solution for a long time, i think only some years ago they chose to break the rule.
Your turn hobglobin!

Edited by Tabaluga, 23 January 2013 - 01:17 PM.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 





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