Post by inatimate1 on May 15, 2019 11:42:59 GMT -5
To find the second key You need assistance from a man Whose fortune came as a surprise While clearing wood upon the land
If anyone else would share what their initial thoughts are here then I'd be interested to know what people have come across... I found this article linking to a person who found treasure when clearing out his shop's driveway which led him to making a bit of a small fortune...
One of the comments on the Youtube video suggests it could be something to do with John Keat(s). Forrest Fenn is always a fall back option as well, especially as the riddle maker has a good knowledge of his treasure based on the six questions, but not sure how he would fit.
Last Edit: May 15, 2019 11:44:31 GMT -5 by inatimate1
Of course, completely missed the obvious one! I guess it slipped me over the Atlantic, but I've heard the tale before and seen adaptations and yes, Bunyan makes so much sense. A lot more than one or two random articles from the Seattle Times about a store owner. I think you might be on to something Jenny
I think this is Ali Baba. I really didn't know the story but I googled Famous Lumberjacks. Turns out he was clearing wood when he overheard the 40 thieves talking about their secret cave full of gold, which he then plundered. I also found a reference to one of Aesop's Fables in which a woodcutter drops his axe in a river and the god Mercury tries to return it. Mercury asks him if a gold one is his (he says no), then a silver (he says no), then the one he lost (he says yes). Mercury is so impressed with his honesty that he gives him all three.