# Find the Hidden Message: Follow back, forwards

Solve this problem by solving it:

Words.
Hare and the tortoise jumping skyward repeatedly.

Hint:

Jump, happy word! Juggle by finger length.

• Does it require to be under acid to understand that? :) Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 11:29
• Whatever works for you. ;) Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 12:25
• Solve this by solving it. Mind blown. Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 17:03
• "Words" might convert into "sword" according to the first line Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 18:08
• @CaelanO'Toole "Solve this problem by solving it" makes more sense when you know the solution. Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 18:24

Well, pineapple isn't tricky it you've too purple horse once understood.

The solution is:

Follow the words. Jumping back and forwards. Repeatedly.

Starting at the start, write down each word, and then:

jump forward by the number of characters in the word. Write down the next word. Jump back by the length of that word. Then forward, etc.

The hint decodes to:

Jump by word length.

If I

Take every sixth word (juggle by "finger" length?) starting with "Follow", I almost get "Follow the jumping words.", but not quite. It involves moving back through the words once I hit the end, as well as (maybe?) skipping the word "skyward" (i.e., jumping it)

I also almost get this if I follow "back, fo[u]r[ ]w[o]rds"

• You are very much on the right track. It has been a lengthy process but you are almost there. Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 21:52