Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/26/17

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Spring beckons!  All things to the call respond; the trees are leafing and cashiers abscond.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(I guess I just don’t get all 19th Century humor!  Maybe “cashiers” has another meaning?  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/26/17”


  1. 1 A Quiver of Quotes May 27, 2017 at 2:05 am

    “Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leafing and cashiers abscond.” — Ambrose Bierce

    On top of the rhyme and leafing in Spring:

    The trees are lea(v)ing with their green-backed leaves (and their supply of pulp for paper), so it’s not surprising the cashiers are absconding too?

    Too simplistic?

  2. 2 Anonymous May 27, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Cashiers refers to workers or employees. Because of the beautiful spring weather (or because they saw a pretty young woman out walking) they are quickly leaving work, perhaps even before they are supposed to.

  3. 3 unclerave May 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I can definitely dig the rhyming of “respond” and “abscond”. And, various workers lea(v)ing early because of the weather – and pretty girls – makes perfect sense to me. But, most of you all know by now that I am much more literal than I am figurative. In Spring trees “leaf”. The leaves “leave” in Autumn, so “leafing” made more sense to me. I keep forgetting about poetic license!

    Thanks, to both Q and A, for the explanations!

    — YUR


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