I am Patrick. Tonight, I got a mail from my old friend Dave. He was out of town for a while, and got back today.

Well, we had an argument on the phone yesterday, and I think he had hard feelings. I was supposed to pick him up from the airport after he gave me a phone call, but he never called.

Then, I got this strange looking mail. What do you think? Is he really mad at me?

Dear patrick, how are you? i feeL really hAppy being back home!

We should MEet as soon as possible. i bet that my timE here will be very EnjOyaBle. hopefully, i will be free some time at Five pm tomorrow.

how about a couple of beers after Work? maybe there wIll be a happy hour, and we caN driNk cheap beers :)

by the way, I might have soUnded like a douche today when we were talking on the Phone. i must apologize about what i havE said. i could havE been more Understanding about your situation. but you must also admit that you are being too much sensitive after bReaking up with your girlfriend.

we are old friends, mate! we have overcome so Many problems, aNd we can trash this out like We did all the time.

see you tomorrow,

Edit: I have mistyped two letters and I have corrected them now. Sorry.

Hint 1:

How do you read a sentence?

Hint 2:

What do you use a flashlight for?

  • 3
    $\begingroup$ I think Dave's drunk. $\endgroup$ – user1717828 Jan 27 '16 at 2:26
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Is Dave the type of person who normally capitalizes I (or his sentences, for that matter)? $\endgroup$ – 2012rcampion Jan 27 '16 at 4:03
  • $\begingroup$ Your read a sentence left to right. $\endgroup$ – Daedric Jan 27 '16 at 7:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Deadric that is correct. More hints to come $\endgroup$ – padawan Jan 27 '16 at 7:44
  • $\begingroup$ We use a flashlight to see in the darkness? $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Jan 27 '16 at 8:19

How I solved it:

Look at the capital letters and use their position in the word to identify which letter you need from the following word.

"Dear patrick": D is in the first position in Dear, so we take the first letter from patrick: P
"EnjOyaBle": We take the 1st, 4th, and 7th letters from the following word (hopefully): HEL

He actually is telling you

Please help me; I am kidnapped!

  • $\begingroup$ indeed, that is true. congrats! $\endgroup$ – padawan Jan 27 '16 at 11:46
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ @cagirici I think you still have two wrong letters in the text (wrong as in not right for the trick used) the first letters of the second and fourth paragraph should be small letters just like in the third and fifth $\endgroup$ – The Dark Truth Jan 27 '16 at 12:17
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ but is dave really mad at him? $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 27 '16 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ You know, we really only have Patrick's side of the story here. How do we know he's not responsible for Dave's current state? $\endgroup$ – question_asker Jan 27 '16 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ @gentlePurpleRain, great edit improving the readability, thanks $\endgroup$ – sjaak bakker Jan 28 '16 at 22:51

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.