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cipher -- as in: a secret cipher
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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  • So the duke said it WAS kind of hard to have to lay roped all day, and he'd cipher out some way to get around it.
  • There was a little one-horse town about three mile down the bend, and after dinner the duke said he had ciphered out his idea about how to run in daylight without it being dangersome for Jim; so he allowed he would go down to the town and fix that thing.
  • By and by he said he had ciphered out two or three ways, but there warn't no need to decide on any of them yet.
  • When he had ciphered it out he told me how we was to do; then we went and waited around the spoon-basket till we see Aunt Sally coming, and then Tom went to counting the spoons and laying them out to one side, and I slid one of them up my sleeve, and Tom says: "Why, Aunt Sally, there ain't but nine spoons YET."
  • The duke says: "Leave me alone to cipher out a way so we can run in the daytime if we want to.

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  • The message was written with a secret cipher.
  • solved the cipher

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