Chip Monk

Secret Service Mice's cohort in mystery and intrigue, Chip Monk leaves no stone unturned to solve crime in a chipmunk way. The NeuroSturgeon says: "Chip Monk is naturally good at working underground. His sleek body and quick paws make him a perfect secret undercover operative." Here's how Chip Monk helps Secret Service Mice decode top secret e-mail. Chip Monk is websurfing in his oak tree secret chamber when an encrypted e-mail attachment arrives from Klaus Maus with subject line, "plz dsifur." The file contains this sequence of bits: "1101 000 000 00 0 11 0100 110 000 00 000 1 100". Chip hears a woodpecker tapping in the treetop--short raps with pauses. Could the attachment be Morse Code? Suppose dot is 1, and dash is 0, Chip wonders. He rewrites the sequence in Morse Code: "..-. --- --- -- - .. -.-- ..- --- -- --- . .--". Chip surfs to an online Morse Code translator, enters the dot-dash sequence, and the translator returns, "foomtiyuomoew". He studies the letters in different combinations. Inversion: "weomouyitmoof." Retrograde: "meowonhitwoof." Retrograde inversion: "woofhitonmeow." Woof hit on meow? OH, NO! Dogs are planning an attack on the First Cat! Chip must tell Secret Service Mice pronto! He IM's Klaus, grabs his passports, and heads up the north tunnel toward the front door....