I was awakened last night to a thump on my front door. When I turned the knob, I found none other than my close friend Dmitri! Before I could begin to inquire what he needed at this late hour, he uttered this nonsense:
Eggs rotting, guns shooting: I smell hell!
Let's not eat the crust's abundant; it's toxic when pure!
Everyone knows how to buy a Coke (in 1944)!
Map-making Vespucci says his name's been misspoken!
Evil (quite Great) awaits red-headed hero (from Texas???)!
Newsflash: young male's fall ends years of strife!
Take charge, keep your eye on the battery!
Sooth us with something from Lawrence's Noiseless!
I scarcely had time to write down this moonlit lunacy before he strolled away without so much as a wink or a nod! I'm certain my friend is trying to tell me something, but my Encyclopedia collection was recently stolen!
What word was my friend trying to convey, and why did he visit at such a late hour??