Ten Thousand Walks Part 27

Ten Thousand Walks

Chapter 8 the Code of the Phantom

I slowly grew more frustrated, as the days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months. The words floated through my head every day, I knew them well enough to recite them forwards, backwards and in any order I chose. Yet still I had no clue what any of it meant and that fact was driving me insane. I was on the verge of giving up, when I had the brilliant idea of translating all three into one language. I just knew it was going to work so I did it; and exactly as I thought it was still complete nonsense. No matter what language I translated them into it still said the same exact thing. Nothing! I just wanted to snap and bang my head into the walls of the cave, until all the words were knocked right out of my head.

After taking a few days off to clear my mind and not think about the code at all, I had a good idea for once. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it before, the language they spoke in the village was different than any of the ones on the cave walls. But what made this so special was that this language was spoken differently than it was written. I started rewriting the words on the walls, and at first it seemed as though it was still making no sense at all but I still had hope, because the way the words in the language were spoken was so much different than it was written.

It took me almost the entire day but I actually did it, now all that was left for me to do was to read it aloud. I started to read it aloud but it didn’t make much sense, and I almost gave up. However, I didn’t for one reason and one reason only it was actually making some sort of sense. Which meant I was going in the right direction but I was still missing one key thing. I went back to the cave sat on the floor looking up and all around me at the glowing words wondering what I had missed. Hours passed and I looked down in frustration, and there between my folded legs was quite literally the key to the whole code.

My legs were covering parts of the letters that were on the ground and the part that was left for me to actually see was in the shape of a key. Then it hit me, the letters on the ground weren’t gibberish or a distraction but instead they were the key to solving the code. I quickly jumped up and instead of looking at the ground as another language I just looked at the shapes and the way they pointed and suddenly it started to make sense. The shapes on the ground where the key to translating the code, and once I understood that it was only a matter of time before I could read the code.

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