WFOL 2011 Treasure Hunt - 4

Vincent took the short-cut to Mouse's lair.trap door to Mouse's chamber, open. Text: Whoosh!

Uh-huh. Just as he expected!

Vincent holding decoder in his fingers. Mouse looking on. Text: Found it! Had to try it!

Found it where, Mouse?

Dresser was a mess. Neated it for you.
(You really are a pack-rat, Vincent.)

 Tried it … on what? But he didn't even ask. He knew. 

Luckily his last message held little more than a named rendezvous, a time. 


Shakespeare knew everything … and he wrote the play Julius Caesar.
And Julius Caesar devised … a CODE!

Vincent opening toy box, finding code books and statue of Julius Caesar. Text: Veni, vidi, vici

Yes, Vincent remembers. The Caesar Shift.

(This trunk is truly magical! All his boyhood code books, right on top!)

According to Suetonius, Caesar sent coded messages to his generals in the field. 
His was the first recorded use of substitution ciphers. 

The Caesar Shift is simple enough – another substitution code in which each letter is replaced by another letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet.  
A shift of 1 means A becomes B, B becomes C, etc. 

Julius Caesar always used a shift of 3. 

In the Caesar Shift,  A moves three places down and becomes D,
 B become E,  C becomes F, and so on.

graphic of Shift Code

Message time. 

Decode this note using the Caesar Shift Cipher. 
(The code line is the second line.)
A significant word in the message matches a story title in the sidebar.
 Find it and click for your next puzzle. 
You'll be one step closer to moving on!


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