The truffle hunter has a nose which, like the eye,
is a symbol of clairvoyance, perspicacity and discernment, although more
intuitive than reasoned.
The boar (sanglier - from singularum = solitary) searches out the precious
truffle that, according to ancient legends, could be the result of the
effect of lightning, the fruit of the lightning bolt, the hidden
Maurice Leblanc, initiated into the mysteries of the story, gradually
reveals its secrets via a coded book:
"There were secrets that Arsène Lupin alone knew and whose
disclosure, as a result, could only come from him. But for what purpose
did he reveal them? And how?" "LES CONFIDENCES D’ARSENE
"Speak, no, but write... I
will write my SECRET." "LES HUIT COUPS DE L'HORLOGE"