university student nearing the end of his degree course, entered the
lecture theater one morning expecting to be told the subject of the
dissertation which he needed to write to complete his course.
It should have
been a formality but he, and his fellow students, ended up being quite
bemused when, instead of being told what direction to take by their
lecturer they were confronted with this message, displayed on the
lecture hall projector.
After putting up with
you lot for three years I feel I deserve a holiday and as such am
currently on a plane to foreign climes. You will be receiving no
guidance whatsoever from me on your dissertations as I shall be far too
preoccupied sipping pina colada's on the beaches of Barbados.
Don't fear, however,
I've not left you completely in the lurch.
I will at least tell
you the basic subject I want you to write about.
He is a man you should
all be familiar with.
At the very least you
will be aware of his work.
I will leave it up to
you to figure out who he is but I have provided you with enough
information to piece together his identity.
rather astonishing note were the following seemingly random words.
1) Bode, Rye, He's, Vial
2) Tex, Hay, Mow, Grey,
3) Chest, Hurt, Tier,
4) Wren, He, Fore,
Hick, Knew, Wrest, Oft, Chilled
5) Ma, Bead, King,
for the students their collective brainpower was such that they were
able to work out who they were supposed to write about in time for the
: Who was the subject of their dissertations?