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November 13, 2020: It's come to our attention that some readers may be having trouble with page breaks and hyphenated words.
If you are having these issues, please note that there are no clues based on page breaks or hyphenated words.
Each of the four chapters leads to one item.
No clues are based on hyphenation.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Good luck and have fun!
November 13, 2020: It has been reported that in Chapter 4, a character may be driving the incorrect vehicle.
This is not a clue; it is an error by the writer, but it has no effect on the solution to that chapter.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
November 13, 2020: Reported error, Chapter One: After the group has lunch and gets back on the road, the word HE is missing from a sentence. It is an error, not a clue, and does not affect either the story or the hidden message:
***Patrick jotted in the notebook he had purchased at the Travel Center.***
A reader reports that at the beginning of chapter two, a sentence right after Erin Stanton's comment on getting $500 is cut off. Here's how this passage should read, along with the first few words of the next line:
Ponds and fountains are bodies of water. No items are hidden within 50 feet of a body of water. Therefore, no items are hidden within 50 feet of a pond or fountain. Or lakes, streams, rivers, rivulets, creeks, waterfalls, oceans, bays, canals, reservoirs, pools, or any other body of water not specifically named as a body of water. Yes, even marshes. No swamps. Stay 50 feet from a body of water.
4 items to find are still out there, but you can safely stay on the couch until you've figured out how to decode any chapter. Each hidden item is worth $10,000...and if none are found by December 13, we'll start tossing clues your way!