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    I need a message/short verse!

    Ok, in my story, my character is the new Ancient Runes teacher. She is given a key to her private rooms and only that key can unlock the door to it. On the key, I want Norse runes to translate into a sort of verse or message, something about locked doors, or something. I need something quickly, because I want to finish up the chapter tonight.

    edit - and i just realized..does this belong here or skelo-grow?

    double edit -
    I found some Norse proverbs:
    The head only knows what lies nearest the heart.
    It's best to search while the trail is new.
    Come words of wisdom from the withered lips.

    I don't know why, but I like them. Can you help me choose one, or give me another suggestion?
    Come on, it won't take a but a moment of your time, at least choose which one you like best.

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    Celestial Melody
    Well, I like what you have so far except for the fact that they don't sound 'bookish' at all. In fact, they almost sound ... romantic. So I went looking and here is one Norse/Icelandic proverb that stood out to me:

    Blind is a man without a book.
    - Blindur er bóklaus mađur.

    And here is the website that I found it on in case you want to look yourself. =) CLICKIE!

    Hope that helped.


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    Ooh, thanks for that one! I really like it!
    I see that MrsRuebeusHagridDursley is typing up a reply too, so I'll just wait and see her suggestions before fully considering yours!
    But yes, thank you so much, your contribution is marvelous!

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    I like the second one, "It's best to search while the trail is new." best. But I have one about a key as well. It's "With just a gentle touch I open what force cannot." It's part of a riddle to which the answer is a key. If you're looking for something a bit longer, here's the riddle.

    "What force and strength cannot get through
    I with a gentle touch can do,
    And many in the street would stand
    Were I not a friend at hand."

    I'm sorry, but I do not have anything about locked doors.

    I hope I helped you!


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    Oh wow, thank you MrsRuebeusHagridDursley!
    Your suggestions was great too!
    If I don't use any of the previous suggestions in this chapter,
    I'll most likely find a place for them soon enough!
    So no worries, for those of you who don't get picked for this one!

    I think I'm going to use yours, MrsRuebeusHagridDursley.
    Thank you, again.

    EDIT - Thanks you guys for the suggestions! I just finished the chapter a few minutes ago. It's my third chapter, and after almost 4 days, I wish MNFF would get the first chapter off the queue all ready...*grrrr* I apologize, it's two o'clock in the morning here.

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