The Treasure Of Abbot Thomasby M.R. James
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length:
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed
What I read was only the most hopeless jumble of letters that was ever shaken up in a hat. Here it is:
Job. DREVICIOPEDMOOMSMVIVLISLCAV IBASBATAOVT
St John. RDIIEAMRLESIPVSPODSEEIRSETTA AESGIAVNNR
Zechariah. FTEEAILNQDPVAIVMTLEEATTOHIOO NVMCAAT.H.Q.E.
‘Blank as I felt and must have looked for the first few minutes, my disappointment didn’t last long. I realized almost at once that I was dealing with a cipher or cryptogram; and I reflected that it was likely to be of a pretty simple kind, considering its early date.
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