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Your pet cricket has disappeared, due to its undying loyalty and steadfastness you assume foul play must be afoot! After looking around for any signs of confrontation, you find none, but thankfully your years of training it in typing appear to have paid off.

Going to your computer there is a minimized text document that says:

Good sir. Me exit abruptly, be back. Assuming accurate education, the table will hold put there. Worry not, prompt arrival likely. Like my family I am wont to evacuating uniquely. So bye.

P.S. I am sure we will be reacquainted with ease.

As you read it you are most perplexed by your cricket's lack of prosaicness, dearth of wit and gross misuse of the word uniquely. As such you look in greater detail and find that something has befallen your pet cricket.

What happened to your cricket?

Hint 1:

I feel like someone else would be more incentivized to give hints than me.

Hint 2:

Your cricket had always made fun of your puzzle solving skills.

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    $\begingroup$ He appears to have been abducted by a Nigerian Prince. $\endgroup$ – Mark Peters Jul 18 '16 at 21:41
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    $\begingroup$ What happened to your cricket? Your cricket was given to Mulan for good luck by the grandmother. $\endgroup$ – tbriscoe Jul 18 '16 at 22:21
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    $\begingroup$ Lol, that looks like something put through Google Translator $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Jul 19 '16 at 11:43
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    $\begingroup$ @MarkPeters Just spit out my drink. $\endgroup$ – Rob Jul 19 '16 at 20:38
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    $\begingroup$ Welp that feeling when the comment has more points than the question... $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Jul 21 '16 at 15:55
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The "P.S." hints that

the letter E is important ("reacquanted with ease").

To use that hint, we must

divide up the text at every E:

Good sir. Me
e
xit abruptly, be
back. Assuming accurate
e
ducation, the
table
will hold put the
re.
Worry not, prompt arrival like
ly. Like
my family I am wont to e
vacuating unique
ly. So bye

Counting the letters in each section gives us 9,1,13,20,1,11,5,14,2,25,6,18,15,7. Translating those letters (A=1, B=2...) gives:

I AM TAKEN BY FROG

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice. I knew that E must have something to do with it, but didn't hit on this approach. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Jul 22 '16 at 13:24
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    $\begingroup$ My hero! -The cricket $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Jul 22 '16 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi, nice. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 22 '16 at 15:29

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