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05 January 2014

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"Watson - where is our carriage? to escape from all this?"

"Don't worry Holmes. I have put out a call to Who."

"Who?"

"Yes, Who."

"And what is the message?"

"Well we are travelling on the Feed line. Fast boats back to Blighty. Safe passage guaranteed."

"And so?"

"The message is Od Oa."

"Thank you Watson".

Brian - spot on. Not that I want to put a hex on you.

The message is in hexadecimal ASCII code the end characters are "Carriage return Line feed" there are 256 characters printable and 'non-printable'...
"Moriarty w . . . . . .
" The ASCII Table is here http://www.asciitable.com/ Use the column headed "hx" and read using the red printed characters (20 is a 'space')... Happy New Year, masalai....

4d 6f 72 69 61 72 74 79 20 77 69 6c 6c 20 66 61 6c 6c 2e 20 41 20 6e 65 77 20 70 65 6f 70 6c 65 20 77 69 6c 6c 20 72 69 73 65 2e 0d 0a

...reveals the end of the tale. Perhaps a budding computer student can decode it for us?

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