Solution: ~ A Foreign Concept ~ (Since people don’t use solar calendars in our society) None shall ever read my surface (The surface can be read for information, but not anymore) quite the way they might have done, (They did hundreds of years ago) opposed to me might bring a force (opposed to the “solar” or sun is the moon, the force is the tides) that leaves the choice to stay or run. (high tide makes it difficult to come and go) I am not so very hidden, (The solar calendar is very publicly accessible & visible) will you find me? Time will tell. (They are used to tell a form of time, and there was a deadline for the hunt) Many come to seek my solace, (sol = Latin word for sun, and the knowledge of time brings people peace) half the time I serve them well. (You can only use it during daytime, not in the dark) If you find me seek beside me (Next to the solar calendar in the woods) a sleigh bell in a treasure chest, (quite literally what was buried) a Christmas prize is no surprise (if you find the bell, you get $500 – which we said openly, so it is no surprise) the tell tale sign of conquered quest. (If you get the prize, it of course means you win) Twenty paces towards a new day (Twenty paces towards the “new day” ~ sunrise ~ east of the calendar) rise to the occasion, please (“rise” has to do with the sun, and we want you to get out there and find it) do not forget the stage is set, so (“set” has to do with the sun, stage is set = we already buried it and the hunt has begun) keep your eyes beneath the trees. (It was buried underneath a dead tree, exactly twenty paces east of the solar calendar on Wing Island in Brewster) How close were you? Let me know in the comments and have a very merry Christmas!