On the Subject of Cracking Cryptography

There is no doubt that The Defuser was dead.


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1, 6, 4, 315A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin.
1, 9, 9, 89A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!
2, 3, 3, 37It was all the same to him.
2, 3, 3, 47It was the very thing he liked.
2, 4, 3, 327To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance, was what the knowing ones call “nuts” to Scrooge.
2, 4, 3, 67he iced his coffee in the dogdays;
2, 4, 4, 424No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.
2, 6, 2, 34Of course he did.
2, 6, 5, 49No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.
2, 7, 3, 310He carried his own low temperature always about with him;
3, 2, 3, 110But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!
3, 4, 3, 58The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley.
3, 4, 3, 75But what did Scrooge care!
3, 4, 4, 316and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts;
3, 4, 5, 322and then would wag their tails as though they said, “No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master!”
3, 4, 6, 318The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait;
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3, 5, 2, 25How could it be otherwise?
3, 5, 4, 28and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.
3, 7, 2, 714The mention of Marley’s funeral brings me back to the point I started from.
3, 8, 4, 320The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect.
4, 3, 4, 316made his eyes red, his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.
4, 3, 5, 215Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire;
4, 3, 5, 49Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him;
4, 4, 2, 1018This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.
4, 4, 3, 47When will you come to see me?"
4, 5, 4, 49They often “came down” handsomely, and Scrooge never did.
4, 7, 5, 48Foul weather didn’t know where to have him.
5, 2, 2, 58There is no doubt that Marley was dead.
5, 2, 5, 512There it stood, years afterwards, above the warehouse door: Scrooge and Marley.
6, 3, 13, 38secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
6, 4, 7, 318Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, “My dear Scrooge, how are you?
7, 3, 2, 412Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years.
7, 3, 3, 421Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner.
7, 4, 2, 35Scrooge knew he was dead?
7, 5, 7, 37Scrooge never painted out Old Marley's name.
8, 4, 3, 49External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge.
9, 6, 3, 218Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names.