he hal we hre ee gai in hunde ightnin
or in ai he h $ on he h attle os n o ha
il be r h e of u her he lac po h eat her
to ee it $ I om $
The above represents a well-known passage from a literary masterpiece, in which:
a. All punctuation marks were erased.
b. Capitalized words and words over 8 letters were replaced by a dollar sign.
c. The first and last letters of all words over two letters were erased.
d. The rest (i.e. one and two-letter words and the spacing) was left unchanged.
Example: condition d would look as follows:
d h es i e n n w ette ord n h pacin a ef nchange
Please restore the original text and name the source.
(In reply to Solution with comment
by Dej Mar)
I thank you for your comment, especially for the 1st part of it - it should be "Proper" instead of "Capitalized" to exclude the first words of a sentence.
There is still a serious doubt whether changing an upper-case letter
into a lower-case one prior to erasing it makes any sense.
I have left one "I" within an all-lower-case text - so the puzzle is consistent, without abiding to your 2nd part.
BTW, your solution (Was it solved before or after the hints??) cannot claim to be errorless: "..Included in this copy of the passage ARE( not "is") the speakers of the lines:"...
Last, but not the least: Why don't you rate this (or other)puzzle(s)?
The rating is a meaningful input for the author.