Ich hoffe du sprichst englisch
Take 10 Handgun Bullets from the counter and collect all 5 books on the floor. Examine each
of them, and note down the titles and numberals of each book. Go to the back door to find out that it
is locked, and requires a passcode. Examine the notes beside the door.
1)In here is a tragedy - 2)The first words at thy left hand:
art thou player or audience? a false lunancy, a madly dancing man.
Be as it may, the end doth remain: Hearing unbearable wrods, drawn
all go on only toward death to a beloved'sgrave - and there,
mayhap, true madness at last
3)As did this one, playing at death, 4)Doth lie invite truth?
find true death at the last. Doth verify but wear the
Killing a nameless lover, she mask of falsehood?
piereced a heart rent by sorrow Ah, thou pitiful, thou
5)Hill admist lies, through the end 6)Is not a silence brimming with
cometh not, wherefore yean Love more precious than flattery?
For death? A peaceful slumber preferred to
Wilt thou attend to thy beloved? a throne besmirched with blood?
Truths and lies, life and death:
a game of turning white to black
and black to white
7)One vengeful man 8)Ah, but verily......
Spilled blood for two; In here is a tragedy -
Two youth's shed tears for three; art thou player or audience?
Three witches disapppeared thusly; There is nothing which cannot
And only the four keys remain become a puppet of fate or an
onlooker, peering into the cage
I - Romeo and Juliet
II - King's Lear
III - Macbeth
IV - Hamelt
V - Othello
Knowing Shakespeare is a must here; I was totally stumped by this puzzle. Luckily, I had a
brother who studied Literature. We identified that the following paragraphs refer to:
2) Hamlet 3) Romeo and Juliet 4) Othello 5)King's Lear 6)Macbeth
Don't ask me how I arrived at this; read your Shakespeare. Apparently, the paragraphs
describe a particular part of the story. Get the numbers of the books and you'll arrive at this:
4 1 5 2 3
Now check out the 7th paragraph.
"One vengeful man spilled blood for two" - Therefore 4 x 2 = 8
"Two youth's shed tears for three" - 1 x 3 = 3
"Three witches disapppeared thusly" - Get rid of the last '3'
"And only the four keys remain" - You're now left with: 8 3 5 2
The passcode is 8352. Use it on the door and proceed.
(Thanks to chesh the cat's puzzle walkthrough; i had no idea how to solve this.)