I tried to click on the CD-ROM's icon to open it. A gray box popped up, saying, "Please enter the unbreakable top secret password."
"That's definitely Tad's sense of humor," I said. "In case we had any doubt which CD-ROM was his."
"I tried everything I could think of," Michael said. "Including all the Greek words I know."....
"I don't have to guess," I said. "that writing just told me. That's not Greek, it's Elvish."
"Or maybe Elven; I forget which is correct. It's been years. Ever read Tolkien?"
"Yes, but as you said, it's been years," he said.
"remember the scene where they kept trying to guess the password to the door of Moria, and realized that it was right there in the inscription--'Speak friend and enter'?"
Page 211 of "Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos" by Donna Andrews
I loved this quote and it was another that I read out loud to my middle who loves "The Lord of the Rings" and was tickled over a quote from a "Psych" book that she read where that was the stupidest password...password.
She and Michael are working together to find out who killed Benson. He seems to have made a lot of enemies and many of them were in the area or close by. Tony, another crafter, is known for stealing other people's work and saying they developed along parallel lines, but his work is shoddy and poorly done. He had seen Meg showing a flamingo to her mother's friend at another fair and decided to make one, too and then compare to her work. Because his work is unoriginal and shoddy he is able to sell for less and people think they are getting something.
I so enjoy these stories. So much happening and so many eccentric characters.