I am trying to figure out a cipher I think I found in a book from 1982 and it's a 36 year old mystery we are trying to solve (I will reveal the book if this turns out to be something so everyone can play along!). The book has several poems in it that has has lines that start with capital letters. There is also several things that should be capitalized (like a name or place) that aren't capitalized and things that randomly made their own line in the puzzle. I thought it was weird so I typed them out and there were double and triple letters. I tried putting them in online puzzle solvers but nothing came up except gibberish. I also though maybe the spaces meant new words, but nothing!
There is another post that I saw (that's how I found this site) that was similar using a columnar transposition cipher but I'm not sure if it is the same! These go way over my head, I'm just good at recognizing odd things in puzzles.
Three of the twelve did not have any double letters and there are several others poems in the book that mean something.
Here are the lines. Please help!! :)
These are the "extra" poems: