As you work through one of your countless puzzle books, you find a sheet of paper inside with a poem on it. Remembering the last time you found something like that, you decide to take a crack at this one, hoping to solve it a bit more quickly...
The three little pigs hid a little rhyme,
But it's only a matter of how much time
Until the big bad wolf commits the big bad crime
And blows their whole house down.
“Mark my words, pigs, count on these:
I'll find those hidden rhymes with ease,
I'll find those letters and those ABC's
And split them into threes!”
The big bad wolf said this little rhyme,
And he committed the big bad crime,
And he cooked all three of the pigs with thyme,
Wolfing his bacon down.
Nonsense indeed! But what is the fable hiding?
Upon closer inspection of the poem, you notice that some words have a faint underline, perhaps hinting at a ciphering method: words, count, rhymes, letters, threes, bacon
Treat each line as a unit, and ignore the stanza breaks. The number 3 is very important.