Childhood! The best days one can ever have. I had a childhood with full of surprises and excitement with a little bit of adventure. The adventure part was brought by my dear Grandpa. He was a legend of cryptography and a master of steganography or I should say "Grandfather of Steganography". Why? I will tell you why, with a story of which I was a part of. During my childhood, I have ignored his teachings a lot. He used to try a lot to indulge me into learning all this stuff but I never made him proud. Until one day when I was tested to the eternity!
It was the same time of the year i.e. December, around 10 years back when I came back from school. I entered my room and got ready for supper. I called out loud for my grandpa, checked all the rooms, but something was wrong. I was not unable to find any signs of him.
I went back to my room. I saw something on my desk. Something which appeared to be a note. A note left by my grandpa which said -
My dear Grandson,
Hope you have came back from school.
I have left 2 boxes for you which will help you find me.
If you love me, you need to do what I say else there is no coming back from me. I think going like this without telling you is wrong. But have to do it and nothing can stop me.
You need to find where I am and come to me.
At the moment, no one knows where I am. So, you are the one
who needs to do the job and let others know where I am.
Can you do that for me? Can you come here?
And I am sorry!
And I saw two boxes waiting for me at the corner.
There was another note on one of the box -
Just remember this when you are locked and you have the keys "I am legend"
That didn't made any sense to me. So, I checked the boxes. Both of them had a note packed inside.
Oh, here's how they look -
Well, that's how far I can tell you the story.
I should say, there was a happy ending for this story. We met grandpa and had a great Christmas ahead.
Can you break grandpa's maze and find out where he was? :)
All the best!
- Please ignore the typo's if any. Won't matter.