Messages and sources
Picture a WW2 morse code operator sending a (secret) message. Picture another operator receiving it. The message sent under existing protocols. Everything in order. The receiver of the message well-used to the style of the transmitter in the way he plays his hammer and anvil … knowing his rhythm.
Picture someone writing a faint (secret) message in pencil on the back of a Rubaiyat. Picture another receiving it. The message written under existing protocols. Everything in order. The receiver of the message well-used to the style of the writer. Knowing what to look for.
Who knows where a message might have been hidden inside the Rubaiyat .. Eric Nave wasn’t given it and no photos of the book exist. The ones published in the media were mock-ups. The book itself has long disappeared, lost, misplaced, thrown away.
Because there’s the chance the penny dropped.
It’s one thing to get a message, another to be certain it came from the right source.