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[Other] 2014/10/03 Kobo - Going, Going, Gone Contest (No QC)

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2014/10/03 Kobo - Going, Going, Gone Contest (No QC)

Enter: http://www.kobo.com/gone?utm_campaign=G ... KljN8Bopyg

Rules: http://download.kobobooks.com/magento/G ... _legal.pdf

Prize: One (1) grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000 CAD and a Kobo Aura H2O

Note: You may download the first book today, but entries start on September 29, 2014. The second book will be available on September 16, 2004, and the third book will be available on September 29, 2014. All books are free to download that you can read on your computer or mobile devices with the free Kobo app or Kobo e-reader.

Download and read Melissa Yi’s 3 free short stories, gather clues and search online to find answers to the riddles. Every two weeks, a new short story will be released containing the clues you’ll need to figure out that story’s entry code. Three correct answers will enter you into a contest to win a Kobo Aura H2O and $5,000!* Come along for the ride when a camping weekend leads to much more drama – and distress – than desired. Acclaimed mystery writer Melissa Yi brings you three short stories, each holding clues you’ll need in your online search to solve the contest entry codes

Riddle #1
Leclaire to the west, Wabun to the east, Green to the north; in 1966, The Scottish Devil consumed their sister, a fish.

What did he eat?

Riddle #2
Check the frog and toad, his boom and missen was this fisherman's daughter.

Where was he?

Riddle #3
K.S. took an interest in the final resting place of Richard Watts.

Where did he meet his end?

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This opens for entry Sept 29 after all three books are available to download.
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I've download Part 1 & 2 - real quick reads. BUT I'm so confused about the riddles which are presented in Cockney Rhyming slang - http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/
Checked it out and it really didn't help me much.

Rhyming Slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word. For example the word "look" rhymes with "butcher's hook". In many cases the rhyming word is omitted - so you won't find too many Londoners having a "bucher's hook" at this site, but you might find a few having a "butcher's". The rhyming word is not always omitted so Cockney expressions can vary in their construction, and it is simply a matter of convention which version is used.

In the 2 sections I found a few references that may help with #1 riddle or maybe not.

Domhnall Dubh Camping Grounds - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domhnall_Dubh
Black Donald Lake (referenced on Page 10) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Donald_Lake
Black Donald Lake subsumed the previous White Fish Lake and drowned the former mining community of Black Donald Mines, whose graphite mine by then had been exhausted. The reservoir took six months to fill and flooded 8,500 acres.

This contest is open to Canada (no QC), US and UK. Good Luck!
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Sep 19th, 2014 9:02 pm
I've download Part 1 & 2 - real quick reads. BUT I'm so confused about the riddles which are presented in Cockney Rhyming slang - http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/
Checked it out and it really didn't help me much.

Rhyming Slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word. For example the word "look" rhymes with "butcher's hook". In many cases the rhyming word is omitted - so you won't find too many Londoners having a "bucher's hook" at this site, but you might find a few having a "butcher's". The rhyming word is not always omitted so Cockney expressions can vary in their construction, and it is simply a matter of convention which version is used.

In the 2 sections I found a few references that may help with #1 riddle or maybe not.

Domhnall Dubh Camping Grounds - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domhnall_Dubh
Black Donald Lake (referenced on Page 10) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Donald_Lake
Black Donald Lake subsumed the previous White Fish Lake and drowned the former mining community of Black Donald Mines, whose graphite mine by then had been exhausted. The reservoir took six months to fill and flooded 8,500 acres.

This contest is open to Canada (no QC), US and UK. Good Luck!
The website you provided for Cockney Rhyming Slang has translations for "frog and toad" = road, "boom and mizzen"= prison and "fisherman's daughter" = water so the second riddle translates to "Check the road, his prison was this water".
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Thanks Bluestarr28 - but I'm passing on this contest. My riddle level of expertise consists of "Why did the chicken cross the road?
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Yikes, guess I'll have to set aside some time to actually think about this one!
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The page will now accept the answers but I am so confused. Has anyone had any luck figuring out the answers to the riddles?
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So I've read the first story (very quick read), thinking that the answer to the first riddle would jump out at me. Um..no. Lol

Leclair, Wabun, and Green are all lakes...and I think the sister is probably White Fish Lake (as per Mommamacs research). The Scottish devil is Black Donald Lake, Black Donald is Gaelic for devil.

I don't know if that helps!
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Just can't seem to find any reference to Richard Watts anywhere.

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