A BEARTOWN MYSTERY
NOW YOU SEE IT
The Beartown Constable has
extensive training in order to perform his important job.
Keeping his mind alert is a priority. Below is another of
many mental exercises he practices to be able to unravel
whatever mystery that might present itself. Camoflaged in
the following story are 18 fruits and vegetables. Search for them
within and between the words, and reading between the
lines may be helpful! The first one is underlined to get
Ordering a la carte
that my friend, Allen Tilton, has set a date for his one-man
art show," Cornelia Green said, smiling at her
handsome male secretary, "and nothing will appease
him if I don't attend. So be a nice fellow and cancel my
trip to San Antonio next week, Alex."
"That won't take me long," he replied. "Anything
"Yes. You escort me to the show, and in return, I
promote you to administrative assistant."
"You're very generous," Alex said, and as he
studied her sleek demeanor, anger washed over him. "But
why would you promote me?"
"Because I don't socialize with mere secretaries!"
"I never figured you for such a snob," Alex
shot back. "Now that I know what a witch I've been
working for, you can have your job back!"
"It may amuse you to know that I'd hoped for this
reaction," Cornelia smiled. "Now we can see
each other without my having to worry about dating an
"Not in this lifetime," Alex said, "and
not in Tilton's, either. Every time I see his so-called
art, I choke!"
A week later, Cornelia forgot all about Alex when the
receptionist buzzed her on the intercom to say, "Your
new secretary, Brad is here ... will that be two for
Check the next issue of Beartown
News for the answers.
LAST ISSUE'S SOLUTION is
shown below. There were 27 wearable items hidden in the
DUCKING THE ISSUE
Chatham took umbrage
at his school's mascot:
a duck! Seething,
he wondered which dumb louses
had suggested such a name, and how the situation could
best be addressed.
He'd go right to the top,
Dickie decided. He'd just find the courage and stamina
to talk to the principal and make short
shrift of the matter. The outcome
- a new mascot would be chosen
by the student
the principal's office, he explained his purpose. "Oh,
the secretary, Jean Smithers,
through her braces.
"He's never in during
the mornings, but he'll be returning
Through the window behind her, Dickie was watching
as the principal's car flashed
by. Following his gaze, she said, "He's early! No sweat,
sir - I'll get you in right away."
After the meeting, Dickie felt defeated. The principal,
ever, had refused to give the idea even minimum
consideration. Pursing his lips
and with no vestige
of warmth, he recited the school's motto instead: "If
it's your luck to be a duck,
then never run amuck; just stay the course and mark my
word - you'll always be the the early bird!"
Dickie never forgot. After graduation he entered medical
school, and became a very wealthy quack.
dickie, hat, bra, ascot, ducks, blouse,
dress, top, tam, shorts, cap, hose, stud, sash, shawl,
jeans, braces, ring, beret, watch, scarf, sweats, tie,
mini, slip, vest, bead