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Hobo Hieroglyphics and the Long Way Home

So, you think you're a Romeo
Playing a part in a picture show
Well, take the long way home
Take the long way home
'Cause you're the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you're feelin' good?
Well, take the long way home
Take the long way home -- Supertramp, 'Take the Long Way Home'

Professor Plum reads the hobo hieroglyphics etched on a sycamore tree at the edge of the Tudor estate -- interpreting the signs as meaning it's a hospitable place for his lonely soul.
"Lady Tudor, there is a tramp at the door," Ms. White alerts Gwenllian, who feels brightened by the news of her prodigal professor's return. "Did you hire him to hoe the gardens?"
"I don't think tramp is the proper term," Lady Tudor laughs, while secretly relishing the fact that Ms. White triggered a Supertramp song to play. "Perhaps we could call him a knight of the road. And, anyway, my gentleman caller is not a hobo. It's Professor Plum post-Bitcoin crash." […]

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