"My name is Gary Thomas,"
said the voice on the phone. "I'm a friend
of Art Roberts. There's been a horrible accident at his studio!"
Eighteen minutes later, the Beartown Constable was looking at a body on
the floor in front of an easel, next to a huge puddle of bright red
paint. Over Robert's right temple was a gruesome, bloody wound.
The Constable noted the victim's immaculate clothing: powder blue sport
coat, elegant maroon tie, snow-white shirt, light gray slacks, and tan
shoes -- even the soles were spotless. An unfinished colored still
life is sitting on the easel.
Gary Thomas begins, "I hadn't seen Art for
several months, since just before he got married. I'll tell you
about this now, since you're sure to find out about it anyway. The
girl he married used to be engaged to me. There was some bad
feeling between Art and me, but it has all been forgotten."
"Suppose you tell me how this happened."
asked the Constable.
"I had a sudden impulse today to pay Art a
surprise visit, to let him know I didn't bear any grudges. When I
came into the studio, he was painting, his back to me. I guess he
didn't hear me come in and when I spoke, I must have really startled
him. He dropped the paint on the floor, and as he turned around
quickly, he accidentally stepped into the paint, slipped, and hit his
head on the corner of the easel! The blow, combined with the fact
he had a weak heart, must've done him in. I called you as soon as
I got over my shock. I only wonder how Carol will feel when she
hears the story?"
"Story is right!"
said the Beartown Constable, "Why don't you
tell me what really happened?"
Why did the Beartown Constable
question Gary Thomas's story?
DO YOU KNOW?
If you fully spell out numbers,
how far do you have to go before you use the letter a?
Check the next issue of Beartown
News for the answers.
FROM LAST MONTH
A patron at a Beartown
restaurant left without paying the bill and the proprietor called the
The customer had complained that the soup was cold, the salad was
wilted, and the fish was overcooked. When he was handed the bill
he wrote 102004180
on it and walked out. This number was NOT a credit card number.
The Beartown Constable immediately knew what the number meant and told
the owner that the customer's action was justified.
Do you know what the number means?
I ought to owe nothing for I ate nothing.
The Beartown constable
would like you to exercise your mind. This could help you be a
better witness in the event of a crime. Get ready to THINK!
Every blip is a blop. Half
of all blops are blips. Half of all bleeps are blops. There
are 30 bleeps and 20 blips. No bleep is a blip.
Therefore, how many blops are neither
blips nor bleeps?
Five blops are neither blips nor bleeps.
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