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Posted on 18 May 2015


Hint 1

When the leadsman on a steamboat sees that the indicator level on the leadline is at two fathoms, he sings out.

Hint 2

The report of my death was an exaggeration.


The picket fence has the numbers "11 30 18 35" and "4 21 19 10". The last pair of numbers in both groups look like they could be years, so we put those pairs together to get the dates "11/30/1835" and "4/21/1910".  Those are the dates of the birth and death of the author Mark Twain. The solution is .


Mark Twain

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