Derniers Contes

By Edgar Allan Poe

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" t
L " u ou v
[S] " w
? " x
i " y
<- " z

Il s'agit de communiquer cette note:

"We must see you immediately upon a matter of great importance.
Plots have been discovered, and the conspirators are in our hands.

On ecrirait ces mots:


Voila qui a certainement une apparence fort compliquee, et paraitrait
un chiffre fort difficile a quiconque ne serait pas verse, en
cryptographie. Mais on remarquera que _a_, par exemple, n'est jamais
represente par un autre signe que ), _b_ par un autre signe que ( et
ainsi de suite. Ainsi, par la decouverte, accidentelle ou non, d'une
seule des lettres, la personne interceptant la missive aurait deja un
grand avantage, et pourrait appliquer cette connaissance a tous les cas
ou le signe en question est employe dans le chiffre.

D'autre part, les cryptographies, qui nous ont ete envoyees par notre
correspondant de Stonington, identiques en construction avec le chiffre
resolu par Berryer, n'offrent pas ce meme avantage.

Examinons par exemple la seconde de ces enigmes. Sa phrase-clef est:
"_Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re._"

Placons maintenant l'alphabet sous cette phrase, lettre sous lettre;
nous aurons:



ou l'on voit que: a est pris pour c
d " " " m
e " " " g, u et z
f " " " o
i " " " e, i, s et w
m " " " k

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It is believed, however, that the teacher can take up this Introduction with the pupil in such a way as to make it helpful, significant, and interesting.
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At the University he drank wine, though not intemperately, and played cards a great deal, the end of the term finding him with gambling debts of twenty-five hundred dollars.
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[1] [Footnote 1: See Archimedes, _De iis Ques in Humido Vehuntur_, lib ii.
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"Get up the main trunk first, and then I will tell you which way to go--and here--stop! take this beetle with you.
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the cant of diplomacy.
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' This response of the schoolboy lies at the bottom of all the spurious profundity which has been attributed to Rochefoucauld, to La Bruyère, to Machiavelli, and to Campanella.