Da Vinci Code, The Easter Egg - Hidden Message in the Introduction

1. Open the book up to the introduction on the covering of the book.
2. Copy down every bolded letter.
3. Put spaces in where it makes sense.

the letters are istherenohelpforthewidowsson.
when you separate it it says Is there no help for the widow's son? I'm not quite sure about his background so I'm not positive what this refers to but still cool nonetheless.

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Contributed By: Chubby Cheese on 04-15-2004
Reviewed By: Jabberwocky
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romwil writes:
That phrase is the 'person in trouble' sentence used by members of the Masons- if spoken, any Mason hearing the phrase is supposed to come to the aid of the Mason in trouble.
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Mark Bendell writes:
In Freemasonary every member is considered a Brother. In Freemasonary great importance is attached to Hiram Abiff and his death at the hands of three of his workers, He was a widows son, and as every Freemason is his Brother they are also a "widows son". Hence "Is there no help for a Widows Son" is a universal Masonic request when in distress for assistance from his Brothers.
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Bruno writes:
The secret message is part of the 2nd DaVinci Code challenge at www.danbrown.com
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igeek writes:
Go to www.danbrown.com and do both the web quests. This is a clue for one of them. The quests are AMAZING, REALLY HARD, and EXTREMELY rewarding to solve. It's like you're in the book!
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MsAnneThrope writes:
It's been said that it's a reference to the next book Dan Brown is currently working on.
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cleotiara writes:
Yes, this is true. It refers to Maria Magdalena. But that's a long story. Next to that it can be used in a sort of a quest which Dan Brown (the author) has made. You can find this om www.davincicode.com or www.danbrown.com. It is really cool!!! Have fun!!!
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The phrase is traditionally associated with the Freemasons. It also pops up a couple of times in the graphic novel of From Hell (the scenes where the Freemasons are plotting, of course.) Hmmm... wonder if Dan Brown's next novel is going to be about a masonic conspiracy?
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Randy writes:
"Is there no help for the widows son" the widows son might be referring to Jesus's son. You might have figured that out already but to me this is a big thing and I feel quite clever right now
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quant writes:
This is a great Easter Egg. It seems to be making a connection between mormons and masons. I've posted text of a speech give with the exact same title Is There No Help For The Widows Son?
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k writes:
the is there no hope for the widows son is based in the talk by the first lds(mormon)president Joseph Smith on a 1974 lecture. http://www.xmission.com/%7Ecountry/reason/widowson.htm is where you can see it
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bill writes:
i actually think it refers to a presidential address given at the Mormon history association convention on 4/20/74 by Dr. Reed C. Durham. the speech sites the point that romwil pointed out - a universal distress signal for the masons
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LL writes:
Yup, it's there. My friend's older sister already showed it to me though, but still, nice work.I don't know what it means, but I saw it there.
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Jester writes:
This probably has some reference to Mary and her being a widow because her husband (Jesus) was killed. it is also probably an anagram but i am not good at those so someone else can try to figure out what it means.
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i guess i concur with the ideals of these explainations, meaning, i could very well be a distress call for masons to pull there socks up when a brother man is down, but here is my mis-spent calculation, it could refer to me (greg) and my mother (faye) sweating it out here in brisbane australia (chelmer), thus being the definative collection of the statement 'is there no help for the widows son' - so i guess it is all a bit piss poor to try an relate to in a dan brown kind of venacular, but if your good enough to follow the snail trail of the second coming, via the freemasonage, you can very well end up closer to home, 47 glenwood st chelmer, 4068 (eat dirt mother f***ers).
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