I'm looking for a secret message found using these two clues:

181-5 253-14 294-7 298-6 382-11
384-2 59-9 480-1 510-10 541-13

  • $\begingroup$ Made a mistake! It's fixed now. $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 24, 2018 at 18:52

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The image:

is transparent, but some letters have a white background. These letters spell out:
Planet ebook dracula Pg wd

This clues:

a book cipher with this book: https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/dracula.pdf

The numbers:

index into the book with page#-word# to get the words

her excuses love leaden of well-being own risk later died

Taking the initial letters of each word gives us the message, HELLO WORLD.

  • $\begingroup$ Correct! Nice work $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 24, 2018 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ @jwi Wait — that was the message? No way! When I first read this puzzle, I thought to myself, Rot13(unu, jung vs gur zrffntr jnf whfg "Uryyb Jbeyq"?).... and this is why I live life believing that there is a reason for everything... $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 27, 2018 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ haha I ran out of ideas when I was choosing a message! I was like why not? $\endgroup$
    – jwi
    Aug 27, 2018 at 13:42

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