This led to another flight, and another and another.
Curiouser and curiouser, I thought as I opened the final door into the softly lit lobby of a spa.
I walked into the building’s lobby and was greeted by a rotund man in a crumpled blue shirt that sported a blob of every condiment in the Heinz rainbow. He gestured to the basement, his verbal skills compromised by the two or three knishes he seemed to be masticating simultaneously.
I headed down a flight of stairs that ended with an unmarked gray door.
One book has a character called “Peter J Harpick” which is an anagram of Jack the Ripper.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone features The Mirror of Erised which is engraved with the phrase “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi” which is backwards for “I show not your face but your heart’s desire”.
In the British horror comedy series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, “Garth marenghi” is an anagram of “Argh! In The Watcher in the Woods, a girl names her puppy “Nerak”, which is backwards for Karen, a girl who mysteriously disappeared 30 years before.