# A book of mystery - Page III

Just as was for solving the first
Page number three had started to burst
With ink to tell you what to do

A measurement of six squares
South from page 2s wheres
314.2 of these
Take away his Spanish letter
This is the operation for your next endeavour

Strange words these, I cannot figure
Maybe words for someone with a brain that is bigger!

Hint 1:

What measure of length is similar to a shape?

Hint 2:

It is a simple direction from point A to point B

Hint 3:

It begins with a 'C'

SHOOVER GOT PAGE 2 (THE ANSWER TO WHICH WAS MCDONALD'S ISLINGTON) AND SOLVE PAGE THREE TO GET A HINT TO SOLVE THE NEXT PAGE.

I think the answer might be:

Neville Place

My logic is as follows:

A measurement of six squares is a cubit. There is no official definition, but generally it is about 2 feet. 314.2 cubits south of McDonald's Islington puts you on Pentonville Rd. Removing the Spanish letter (pe) leaves "ntonville". Stretching, I scan this as "N to Nville", and there is a Neville Place about 5 miles north of McDonald's in Islington.

EDIT: Let me take another shot. I think the answer is:

The Crafts Council building on Pentonville Rd.

Reasoning:

Following my previous reasoning, you end the second to last line with the clue "ntonville". Instead of trying to parse this, assume it just means "north". If you actually go to the point 314.2 cubits south of McDonald's Islington and face north, the Crafts Council building entrance is right there.

• No, that is not the answer. However, you were right with the cubits May 15, 2020 at 14:51

Just some random thoughts:

Google suggests a cubit is equal to 18 inches. So 314.2 cubits would be equal to 471.3 feet. At about that distance SSE of McDonalds there is a place called Cubitt Artists. Coincidence or not?

• It is just a coincidence May 17, 2020 at 8:57

Assuming, as per your hints, the 6 squares to be

a royal cubit, and taking this to be between 523.5 to 529.2 mm

and keeping in mind the Spanish letter I need to remove

letra

314.2 of these straight south might bring me to

Leather Lane or Fetter Lane. From which I'd opt for Fetter Lane as I should remove his Spanish letter, not its. And the only he I could find from these options who has a bigger brain for certain is Alexander L. Fetter, the physics professor.

Removing the letter leaves me with

aexnderlfet, or for instance 'next federal'.

Which is where I begin to lose confidence in my solution. It might point at

the Gibraltar Government Office, 150 Strand.

I'm not convinced, but I consider it worth a try.

However, I still struggle with

the suspiciously round measure of 314.2 and that we shall find an operation rather than a location. Maybe I must engage in a more circular reasoning here.

• Hi guys. If you downvote my answers, please leave some helpful criticism in a comment. I fail to see why my attempt at answering this riddle is worse than the other ones here and I would like to improve. But I need some input for that. Feb 1, 2021 at 15:24