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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Secret Word

When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a descent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

Printed above is the first paragraph of the U.S. Declaration
of Independence. Select any one of the first 20 words. Count the letters and call that number n. Move ahead n words, beginning with the word after your selected word. When you reach that nth word, count its letters and move ahead as many words as the new letter count. Continue in this manner, counting letters and moving ahead words, until you stop on a word that's beyond the fourth line.
On what word did you stop? Magic created by Martin Gardner.

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