Violets I [1. Written by Matt, decoded by Kristyn]


YAOARYEYEYOVPNOAIOMFUEEDWNWUOIANMMADIUMN
RAYYNMLNEAENTTDYLTNLMDOOMPLITRYMDMYROLOE
HYAOJIVTFSEHYRODEHMT

100 letters square = 10 [2. A Caesar Box may be solved by counting the number of letters, finding the square of that number, and laying the letters out in horizontal rows consisting of as many letters as the square of the numbers. The message may be read by reading the letters vertically down the columns.]

YAOARYEYEY
OVPNOAIOMF
UEEDWNWUOI
ANMMADIUMN
RAYYNMLNEA
ENTTDYLTNL
MDOOMPLITR
YMDMYROLOE
HYAOJIVTFS
EHYRODEHMT

It is Love

You are my heaven and my hope, My today and my tomorrow, and my joy and my pride. I will love you until the moment of my final rest.

The above Caesar Box was written for me several years back, after Matt started reading Dan Brown. The title, "Violets I," is an anagram, of course. The Caesar Box is a fairly simple equation,it's only 100 letters, which makes finding it's square easy. It's easy to see how it could be called a "box" when the letters are layed out. The code is called a Caesar box because Julius Caesar was the first to write code in this way. An interesting side note to this would be that this code is NOT the same as the Caesar Cipher, but is rather what cryptographers called the columnar transposition cipher[3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transposition_cipher].

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