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The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  eddie on Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:36 am

This fun quiz is due for a revival.

This was the rather inauspicious start:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:aZXdTqDOTWAJ:acrosstheuniverse.forumotion.com/t4806-the-peg-leg-and-the-parrot-new-atu-literary-game+acrosstheuniverse+%2B+The+peg-leg+and+the+parrot+new+ATU+literary+game&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

...but it proved to be a big hit.

I've got no idea where we are with the present sets of clues, though- after all the recent drama. confused

Anyone care to start us up on the brand new site? cheers

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Post  felix on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:16 am




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Post  felix on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:11 pm

in case you missed it ^ - bump...

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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:14 pm


...first picture has gone but I think it was James Brown hugging a microphone...is it a song? Is it Rock around the Clock?

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Post  felix on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:31 pm

James and his mic? Yes. Rock Around The Clock? Nope No

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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:06 pm


...Jim Brown's 'The Clock is Ticking'?

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Post  felix on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:09 pm

No

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Post  felix on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:26 pm

Novel.

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Post  Constance on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:49 pm


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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  Constance on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:58 pm

Spaghetti Junction wrote:Either Paradise Lost or East of Eden...

Paradise Lost.

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Post  Constance on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:55 am

This one might be a little hard.

A twentieth-century American novel.

I tried to find a picture of a closetful of shirts, which would be another clue.


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Post  felix on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Bump for all you puzzlers out there in the ATU - erm, universe. Two (count 'em!) puzzles to solve! clown

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Post  felix on Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:40 pm

Spaghetti Junction wrote:Do you perhaps have a tiny little extra clue for yours?

Erm ... right: British author.

And the combination of the time on St Stephen's Tower clock and the pyrotechnic display may be significant...

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Post  Constance on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:21 am

Spaghetti Junction wrote:Do you perhaps have a tiny little extra clue for yours?

The action takes place on Long Island. The narrator goes there from the Midwest.

The people he gets involved with are wealthy.

There is an important car accident, and someone dies at the end.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:36 am

So that photo is Long Island Sound as seen from East Egg?

And maybe 3 people die in the end?

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  Constance on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:06 am

pinhedz wrote:So that photo is Long Island Sound as seen from East Egg?

And maybe 3 people die in the end?

You got it! The green light is the light at the end of Daisy's dock.

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Post  felix on Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:52 pm

Bump.

I take it pinz has solved Constance's puzzle. What was the answer?

No takers on mine? It's a UK novel. Next clue: Royal Navy.

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Post  eddie on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:03 pm

felix wrote:Next clue: Royal Navy.

Well, I believe there's a CS Forester novel called "Brown on Resolution"- but that can't be right...or can it? confused

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Post  felix on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:14 pm

^ It certainly can. Pic 1 - James Brown - Pic 2. New Year (resolution) cheers cheers cheers

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:16 pm

Constance wrote:
pinhedz wrote:So that photo is Long Island Sound as seen from East Egg?

And maybe 3 people die in the end?

You got it! The green light is the light at the end of Daisy's dock.
And with the avatar out of the way, the green light is now visible. cheers

Did we forget to say that the answer is Gatsby? Do we need to? Probably not. Cool

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  Constance on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:14 am

The green light at the end of the dock...

"And as I sat there, brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out Daisy's light at the end of his dock. He had come such a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close he could hardly fail to grasp it. But what he did not know was that it was already behind him, somewhere in the vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night."

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning---

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

Nick Carraway quote from The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

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"I didn't call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone - he stretched out his arms towards the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness."

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Post  Constance on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:17 am




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Post  Constance on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:20 am

A second puzzle:




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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:35 am

Constance wrote:


Joseph's Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:41 am

Constance wrote:A second puzzle:




Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.

Very topical clue: Easter is a moveable feast, the date set by the first Sunday after the first Full Moon of April (Monday).

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