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The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 34)The group quickly got to work trying to put together the chocolaty puzzle. Working together, it hadn't taken too long to put all the pieces together.
It was a statue. Not just any statue, but Nathaniel Northwest's statue.
The group had sprinted to the statue, completely out of breath once they got there. They collapsed at the base of the statue. Once they had caught their breath, they looked up at the statue.
Alex almost immediately noticed the triangular hole on the statue's plaque.
"The keystone! It fits perfectly!" He exclaimed. He motioned for Mirra to hand him the keystone. She gave it to him and backed away as he approached the statue. By the time Alex placed the keystone in the hole, Mirra was almost 30 feet behind him. Alex turned around.
"Why are you standing all the way over there?" He asked. "Don't you want to go home?" Just then he noticed her terrified expression. A tremor shook the ground, strong enough that Alex lost his balance and had to grab the statue to avoid
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 33)Once inside the abandoned store, Alex turned towards Mirra.
"Something sweet is in bloom. What else could that possibly mean besides flowers?"
"Oh, I don't know, I'm sure the trickster could tell us a thing or two about that 'white powder stuff'." Mirra replied.
"The Summerween Trickster mentioned old chocolate with white powder stuff. That stuff's called bloomed chocolate."
"Oh." Alex said. "So we're looking for chocolate..."
The group walked by a few rows of snacks before a bag of something caught Alex's eye.
"Flying Saucers?" Alex asked, picking up the bag of saucer-shaped candies. "What even are these?" He popped one in his mouth.
"Oh yeah," Mirra said, noticing the candies. "Those are good."
"They melt in your mouth." Alex noted. He ate another one.
"Yeah, might want to slow down with those.." Mirra advised. "They're basically full of smile dip."
Alex practically choked as he spit the one he was eating out.
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 32)"What does it say?" Dipper asked.
"Well, I thing those two lines are that cipher from Gideon Rises, right Alex?" Mirra asked.
"Yeah." Alex agreed. "Hmmm... I think that's an S. An O. M. E. T-H-I.... It says 'something sweet is in bloom'." Alex said, decoding the first line. "The other line in that code says
'in order to avoid'." He scrutinized the runes of the other two lines. "Isn't that the code from the fan letter that spontaneously combusted?" He asked. Mirra nodded.
"It basically says we need to find whatever the sweet thing is to avoid getting killed, something like that." Mirra replied.
"Flowers?" Mabel suggested.
"Maybe." Mirra considered. "I don't think it would be that obvious though. And one of the lines mentioned finding a plume. That either means a feather or smoke."
Right as she said that, Dipper looked up at the sky.
"Guys, look!" He said. "There's some smoke coming from over there!" He pointed towards the hazy sky.
"Let's go!" Mirra said, and the group took off a
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