"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
A lawyer wrote our national anthem?!?! Well, that explains a few things.
Your young mind was a cabinet of curiosities -- and that's good!
Just had to try the coat hanger "chimes," and it worked! Of course, it took me a little while to find a metal coat hanger in my house. Now if only I could figure out the "Divorcee's Dilemma."
IIRC, the key is the fifth ring from the left which, when severed, releases two chains of lengths 4 and 6. Then one more cut can generate a "2," after which one has the "denominations" for creating combinations up to 11.