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Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just received a package from his Attorney, containing this message from him.

Nephew dearest I leave to you: One Music Box so that you may always remember your beginnings and what I taught you, notes are your friends, only they can lead you where you wish to go. Go gently into the world, recalling always that; "As you keep your home to the left, may trouble always sail over you."

It came with this box, which... isn't exactly melodious.

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This all feels a little out of character for him, so I think he set me a challenge. Can you help me figure out what he was trying to say?

After a few hours of pondering, as I'm running my fingers idly over the inside of the lid, I notice that there are the better part of a thousand tiny buttons worked into the wood, Each of which can be individually pushed to toggle between the depressed and original states.

Big hint:

Hidden in the message are partial instructions on how to parse the music. A few lines represent clue position, and after splitting on punctuation, the beginnings become the rules.

Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just received a package from his Attorney, containing this message from him.

Nephew dearest I leave to you: One Music Box so that you may always remember your beginnings and what I taught you, notes are your friends, only they can lead you where you wish to go. Go gently into the world, recalling always that; "As you keep your home to the left, may trouble always sail over you."

It came with this box, which... isn't exactly melodious.

Music Box

This all feels a little out of character for him, so I think he set me a challenge. Can you help me figure out what he was trying to say?

After a few hours of pondering, as I'm running my fingers idly over the inside of the lid, I notice that there are the better part of a thousand tiny buttons worked into the wood, Each of which can be individually pushed to toggle between the depressed and original states.

Big hint:

Hidden in the message are partial instructions on how to parse the music. A few lines represent clue position, and after splitting on punctuation, the beginnings become the rules.

Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just received a package from his Attorney, containing this message from him.

Nephew dearest I leave to you: One Music Box so that you may always remember your beginnings and what I taught you, notes are your friends, only they can lead you where you wish to go. Go gently into the world, recalling always that; "As you keep your home to the left, may trouble always sail over you."

It came with this box, which... isn't exactly melodious.

Music Box

This all feels a little out of character for him, so I think he set me a challenge. Can you help me figure out what he was trying to say?

After a few hours of pondering, as I'm running my fingers idly over the inside of the lid, I notice that there are the better part of a thousand tiny buttons worked into the wood, Each of which can be individually pushed to toggle between the depressed and original states.

Big hint:

Hidden in the message are partial instructions on how to parse the music. A few lines represent clue position, and after splitting on punctuation, the beginnings become the rules.

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Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just received a package from his Attorney, containing this message from him.

Nephew dearest I leave to you: One Music Box so that you may always remember your beginnings and what I taught you, notes are your friends, only they can lead you where you wish to go. Go gently into the world, recalling always that; "As you keep your home to the left, may trouble always sail over you."

It came with this box, which... isn't exactly melodious.

Music Box

This all feels a little out of character for him, so I think he set me a challenge. Can you help me figure out what he was trying to say?

After a few hours of pondering, as I'm running my fingers idly over the inside of the lid, I notice that there are the better part of a thousand tiny buttons worked into the wood, Each of which can be individually pushed to toggle between the depressed and original states.

Big hint:

Hidden in the message are partial instructions on how to parse the music. A few lines represent clue position, and after splitting on punctuation, the beginnings become the rules.

Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just received a package from his Attorney, containing this message from him.

Nephew dearest I leave to you: One Music Box so that you may always remember your beginnings and what I taught you, notes are your friends, only they can lead you where you wish to go. Go gently into the world, recalling always that; "As you keep your home to the left, may trouble always sail over you."

It came with this box, which... isn't exactly melodious.

Music Box

This all feels a little out of character for him, so I think he set me a challenge. Can you help me figure out what he was trying to say?

After a few hours of pondering, as I'm running my fingers idly over the inside of the lid, I notice that there are the better part of a thousand tiny buttons worked into the wood, Each of which can be individually pushed to toggle between the depressed and original states.

Big hint:

Hidden in the message are partial instructions on how to parse the music. A few lines represent clue position, and the beginnings become the rules.

Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just received a package from his Attorney, containing this message from him.

Nephew dearest I leave to you: One Music Box so that you may always remember your beginnings and what I taught you, notes are your friends, only they can lead you where you wish to go. Go gently into the world, recalling always that; "As you keep your home to the left, may trouble always sail over you."

It came with this box, which... isn't exactly melodious.

Music Box

This all feels a little out of character for him, so I think he set me a challenge. Can you help me figure out what he was trying to say?

After a few hours of pondering, as I'm running my fingers idly over the inside of the lid, I notice that there are the better part of a thousand tiny buttons worked into the wood, Each of which can be individually pushed to toggle between the depressed and original states.

Big hint:

Hidden in the message are partial instructions on how to parse the music. A few lines represent clue position, and after splitting on punctuation, the beginnings become the rules.

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