The Thirty-Nine Steps Setting & Symbolism

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Scudder's Black Book

This book, written in a code that Hannay must decipher, contains everything that Scudder has uncovered in regards to the Black Stone's espionage plot. Some of it is very cryptic. Hannay uses the book to both uncover the identity of the "old archaeologist" and to pinpoint the departure point for the Black Stone ferrying intelligence.

Scottish Moorlands

This rural, bog-like part of Scotland is where Hannay decides to hide from the police and the Black Stone. It is usually an ideal hiding spot, with plenty of country, plenty of cover, and a multitude of kindly rural folk who aid Hannay with food and a place to hide/rest.

Black Stone

Black Stone is the name of the secret organization of German anarchists that oppose Hannay. They mean to steal British naval intelligence in order to successfully establish a blockade around England, sparking a European war...

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