|The puzzle within the book was
constructed as a multi-layered unit. The answers
required were as follows:
- The name of the place where
the engine was lost
- The key which led you to
- The name of the boy who lost
- An article which should have
been sent in with every entry.
|The answers are shown
with each relevant page with a conclusion at the
|The most obvious clues in the
book relate to the actual journey taken by Dr
Alan Foster and his old friend so these, and any
other odd things included in the book for interest
or as brain teasers will be dealt with under the
heading of "General".
These clues have no relevance to the answering
of the four main questions, we just thought it
would be good to have a route to follow. Also
the choice of which pictures were in colour and
the pictures around the text pages have no particular
|Key Clues: In
the introductory poem you are told to "take
your time" and solve the clues. "Keep
your eye on the time" and "You just
had to think yourself back in time" are two
of the key phrases in the book. The clues are
related to time but have to be linked with a roman
numeral to tell you where to put the information
in the "key" message.
In the introductory poem you are told that the
name of the boy is in "two parts and is repeated".
Therefore you are looking for a two part name
which is mentioned more than once. Under each
picture, except for the first and last two, appears
a clue - these are the clues to the boy's name.
the end of each page of text there is a clue.
These clues form a treasure hunt in a similar
way to a car treasure hunt with which many of
you will be familiar. Each place which is identified
has a link (however tenuous) with the next place
on the list, forming a chain.