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A novelist started writing the book called the Labyrinth of clues. In the process of writing, he developed the art of inspiration, which he believed is emanating from a strange alphabet called the fork, now simplified to an Anglican version as (Y).


He dreamt about a druid who spoke the Drunic language, who wrote about the fork as a strange tongue that emanated during the days of conception, called desire and its elevation, to the possessed fruit. Later on during Celtic times, a perversion of connoting the fork as an imagery of inversions translated itself as an oracle called the superstition of negative thinking. The bard who developed this school of thought, strange to say, was found with one embedded in his throat. After this event of perfidy, at the convocation ceremony called the Grail-Hedge, it was decided to transmute the idiosyncratic symbol of an inverted fork into an alphabet of respectability. On many Grecian urns this symbol commonly called Lambda aroused the interest of etymologists as instrument of some unknown ritual.

 

Waking from the dream, the author began writing about the murder of a strange librarian called Minotaur. In the ensuing pages the detective Daedlus was assigned the task of investigation. At the place of murder, their lay a host of clues like strands of hair, broken nails, the odd cipher, an unknown prayer book called the crux.

 

For every clue, the author decided to create a motive that will enable the readers to search other libraries and also access the secret life of the fraternity called Minotauri.

By this time, the thread of the passage for the rest of the story burst on to the author. Writing, the author began casting many concentric circles leading to a single sign, the circle. Lambent on it was the candle, and besides it was written in Latin, “truth is stranger than fiction.”

At the end of the novel, the readers are petrified to learn that the author has forgotten to mislead them. In a detour of situations, the detective Daedlus gets murdered while the librarian Minotaur has escaped the labyrinth.

On the day of 13th, the fourth month of February 2002, the New-York times report about the murder of the author Grimm Graham who writes under the Nome-de-plume Daedlus. The killer happens to be a stranger, who became so obsessed with Daedlus. He, by a careful insertion through the main artery, bled Daedlus to death. At the scene of murder, Sergeant Wood Smith discovered a card with Gothic writing –“Minotaur escapes the labyrinth”.

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