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Cigars of the Pharaoh: Morse Code mistake?

#1 · Posted: 7 Jul 2006 00:23
Just notice that on page 12 of Cigars of the Pharaoh, when Allen was sending a message through Morse codes. The letters came out to F K N E M D S, but the last code – .-... – has no meaning.

Did Hergé make a mistake? :)

P.S. I think I have too much free time at work :)

Moderator Note: Having looked at the frame on the page, it would seem to us that the final "dot" that you are seeing is in fact one of the switches on the front of the radio set, which would make the last letter 'L'.

For reference, here are the values which otherwise agree with the interpretation you give:

dot dot dash dot - F
dash dot dash - K
dash dot - N
dot - E
dash dash - M
dash dot dot - D
dot dot dot - S
dot dash dot dot - L

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