A BEARTOWN MYSTERY
"Young Rex Pacquin claims he found this
in the History of Beartown book in his uncle's library,"
said Parker, the attorney. He handed the Beartown
Constable the document as both men sat in the lawyer's
The Constable started to examine the paper in great
detail. The document was a last will and testament. It
bequeathed the bulk of John Arthur Moulton's millions to
his 25-year-old nephew, Rex Pacquin.
"This will is either genuine or an extremely clever
forgery," said the Constable. "When did Moulton
"Last April - April 23, to be exact," answered
the attorney. "If this will is genuine, it will mean
Moulton's two elderly sisters, my clients, will be out of
"I assume this new will is dated after the one
leaving the fortune to your clients?"
"Yes, ten days later." said attorney Parker.
"When did young Pacquin find it?"
"Last week," said Parker. "He says he had
opened the Beartown History book and there between pages
37 and 38 was this will.
"He's pretty sure of himself?" asked the
"He takes pride in having a punctilious mind, the
young scoundrel," said Parker. "He's willing to
settle out of court; for half his uncles estate!"
But I must give him an answer within three hours. Can you
find anything wrong with the will he claims to have found?"
"Just with his story," concluded the Constable.
"I suggest you tell young Pacquin to put this will
back where he found it!"
How did he know something was wrong
with Rex Pacquin's story? Check the next issue of Beartown
News for the answer.
LAST ISSUE'S SOLUTION:The
Constable realized that Alva Baxter, attempting to
establish an alibi, claimed he had been in his room and
he knew Perkins had departed because he jingled his rare
coin. But Perkins carried nothing in his pocket against
which the rare coin could jingle!