Talk:Tales (Poe)/The Gold-Bug

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There is a mistake in the writing of this story. The cipher, as presented, is in error. The cipher, as it reads now, is thus:

53++!305))6*;4826)4+)4+).;806*;48!8]60))85;1+8*:+(;:+*8!83(88)5*!; 46(;88*96*?;8)*+(;485);5*!2:*+(;4956*2(5*-4)8]8*;4069285);)6!8)4++; 1(+9;48081;8:8+1;48!85;4)485!528806*81(+9;48;(88;4(+?34;48)4+;161;: 188;+?;

Translated, that comes to:

A good glass in the bishoshos.tel in the devils seat foenyorty one degrees and thirteen minutes northeast and by north main branch seventh limb east side shoot from the left eye of the deaths head a beeline from the tree through the shot fifty feet out

To be correct it would have to be thus:

53++!305))6*;4826)4+.)4+);806*;48!8]60))85;1+(;:+*8!83(88)5*!; 46(;88*96*?;8)*+(;485);5*!2:*+(;4956*2(5*-4)8]8*;4069285);)6!8)4++; 1(+9;48081;8:8+1;48!85;4)485!528806*81(+9;48;(88;4(+?34;48)4+;161;: 188;+?;

Then it would translated, as it was intended to say:

A good glass in the bishop's hostel in the devil's seat forty-one degrees and thirteen minutes northeast and by north main branch seventh limb east side shoot from the left eye of the death's head a bee-line from the tree through the shot fifty feet out