APRIL 1, 2000
A BEARTOWN MYSTERY
The Beartown Constable was walking past the
house of Levi Holmes last Friday when the side door flew
open violently. Levi's prodigal nephew rushed out yelling
"come quickly, something terrible has happened."
Inside Levi was found lying on the dining room floor with
a knife plunged into his stomach.
"W-w-water," Levi gasped.
The Constable dashed into the kitchen where he found the
sinks faucets to be reversed. The cold was on the left
and when he finally returned with a glass of cold water
Levi was dead.
"Strange how your uncle asked for water." said
the Constable to the nephew "And the faucets on the
kitchen sink are reversed."
"Uncle was left-handed," explained the nephew
"He has lived here alone for years and had all the
"Had you been here long before you found your uncle?"
asked the Beartown Constable.
"No - I had just arrived and found him stabbed and
was running for help" said Levi's nephew.
"More like trying to escape," replied the
Constable "You are under arrest for the murder of
How did he know? Check the next
issue of Beartown News for the
LAST ISSUE'S SOLUTION: If Millie
hadn't known the whereabouts of her aunt lying on the
floor, she would have tripped over her when going to turn
on the floor lamp.
Copyright 2000 Claude Dern, All
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