Study Guide

The Da Vinci Code Chapter 71

By Dan Brown

Chapter 71

  • Langdon just can not figure out the cryptic writing that he's found hidden under the inlaid wooden rose.
  • He enlists Teabing's help, and he can't figure it out either. They are both wracking their brains trying to identify the obscure language.
  • They finally let Sophie take a look, and she tells them that she's been fluent in that language since she was six.
  • The language is English, but written in mirror image—a tactic used by the great Leonardo DiCaprio da Vinci in his own diaries.
  • Rémy, sitting in the back of the plane with the bound albino monk, is not pleased with how the night has progressed. Not pleased at all.