Every day, execution delayed,
Cheating death creatively,
Bearing children blissfully,
A clever eloquent girl finally earns exoneration.

Who am I?


There are 2 different ways to reach the same answer. What are they?

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe not relevant, but rot13(vs lbh pyvpx rqvg lbh pna frr n 's#' jvguva <> va zvqqyr bs gur "svanyyl") $\endgroup$ – Zoir Oct 5 '19 at 9:39


The initial letters of the words spell out the musical theme of Rimsky-Korsakov's famous symphonic suite. (Specifically, the theme corresponding to Scheherazade herself, usually given to the violin.)
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For what it's worth, I didn't see Zoir's comment until after writing the above :-).

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  • $\begingroup$ Funny, I noticed the pattern rot13(bs abgrf va vavgvny yrggref) and I rot13(juvfgyrq vg bhg ybhq) but I didn't recognize rot13(gur zrybql). $\endgroup$ – shoover Oct 5 '19 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ I wish I could give out two check marks, but this is the answer I want be on top so I gave it to you. The picture really helps to illustrate the notes, thanks for that. $\endgroup$ – JS1 Oct 6 '19 at 6:22

I would think this refers to

Scheherazade, who told a story every night for 1001 nights (33 months), always leaving off at a cliffhanger so that she would not be killed the next day.

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    $\begingroup$ Want to try for the bonus now? $\endgroup$ – JS1 Oct 5 '19 at 5:42

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