Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mysteries galore!

Some people are going to think by now that I am making this stuff up.  I'm going to prove to you (as best I can) that I'm not.

Today we continue in our proud tradition of one of the "found" mysteries — inexplicable objects, furs, postcards, letters, keys... you name it — that just "show up" around here without any apparent reason or context!

Today we have a book to show you.

A perfectly ordinary book.

Now, we buy books all the time.  Most are in French or English since these are our two languages of choice around the house.

But this book is in German.  All right, nothing so great about that, right (several of us speak German fluently)?  Yes, but it is a pretty, lavishly illustrated book of 143 pages describing in great detail some out-of-the-way corner of rural Germany, that, alas, remains entirely unknown to anyone here!

The book looks new but inside the front cover is written a cryptic sign and a date, viz :

 Lx 11.2.99

And this is the envelope used to ship it to us from the town of Idstein in Germany by DHL :

Suggestion, answers, clues, or questions in the comments section below.

(If the sender recognizes himself and his book in this post please accept our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for thinking of us in this way!  Why not drop us a line, too? :-)

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