Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nancy Drew Mini-Mystery

On Monday, we were treated to a Nancy Drew Mini-Mystery on Facebook.
Nancy Drew stopped by Ms. Gray's house to inform her that the creep who had been stalking her years ago had just escaped from prison. She seemed to take the news fairly well, and was very polite, though she didn't invite her in.

"You know how dangerous he is, I'm worried that he'll come after you. Who knows what he might try!" Nancy said.

"Oh, I'm sure I have nothing to worry about," she replied. But she did sound pretty nervous.

"Would you like me to call the police for you?" Nancy asked.

"Oh, no. I'm a teacher for heaven's sake! Having bodyguards following me around would just scare the students at my school."

"Well, please give me a call or text me if you see anything suspicious at all. In fact, send me a text message later no matter what, just to let me know that you're alright."

"I will definitely do that!" Ms. Gray replied.

Nancy Drew got in her car and started home, but after only a few minutes her phone buzzed to inform her that she received a text message from Ms. Gray. It read:

This morning I tried a fun new seating style for the kids during the morning assembly. I helped arrange them into rows of twenty one. The kids didn't care, but I really loved it. I liked the second column the best.

"Why on earth would I care!?" Nancy thought to herself. But then she remembered Ms. Gray’s passion for codes and realized she may be trying to tell her something. She took a closer look at her text, and couldn't believe what he found! What did the coded message say?
The top comment on the post was "Why is Nancy reading text messages while she's driving?!" The solution is this:

"He is here". That's the second column, if you line the message up in groups of 21.

tHis morning I tried a fun
nEw seating style for the
kIds during the morning a
sSembly. I helped arrange
tHem into rows of twenty o
nE the kids didn't care, but
i Really loved it. I liked the
sEcond column the best.


Adriana said...

Thank you for mentioning my Facebook comment!!!

William D said...

-shivers- That's a scary one > ->