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The African Bureau needs to know know when and where the drop will occur. Officials have been waiting a long time for this, but on such short notice, there is no time to decode. Please help!

Here is the full message:

With a long tail swish and a tiny fin movement the large fish makes a small change in direction.
Not far to travel in this vast ocean.
A small boat turns a small rudder.
One little movement, with enormous effect, barely noticed.
Big eyes open wide, stare to infinity.

It is taking forever.
Minimal hope, minimal chance. Possible huge payoff.
Almost nothing changes.

Does this insignificant little act mean that a whole world cares just a little?
Forever, forever it takes, too long to wait.
No time, no time. Endless delay.
A quick glance, a long stare, a blink.

Small ripples across the vast, vast ocean, tiny waves.
A lifetime, endlessly.

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    $\begingroup$ That was a fun one! $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jun 19 '16 at 3:56
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The drop is happening

in CAIRO, TUESDAY at FOUR P.M.

In the text there are words

hinting at the idea of being "big" or "small", "long" or "short". These can be interpreted as Morse code. (This is clued by "waiting a long time" and "such short notice".)


With a long tail swish and a tiny fin movement the large fish makes a small change in direction.

C

Not far to travel in this vast ocean.

A

A small boat turns a small rudder.

I

One little movement, with enormous effect, barely noticed.

R

Big eyes open wide, stare to infinity.

O


It is taking forever.

T

Minimal hope, minimal chance. Possible huge payoff.

U

Almost nothing changes.

E


Does this insignificant little act mean that a whole world cares just a little?

F

Forever, forever it takes, too long to wait.

O

No time, no time. Endless delay.

U

A quick glance, a long stare, a blink.

R


Small ripples across the vast, vast ocean, tiny waves.

P

A lifetime, endlessly.

M

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  • $\begingroup$ Perfect! Well done. $\endgroup$ – Paul Beckingham Jun 19 '16 at 4:13

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