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JULY 1, 2000

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 office.
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 die?"
"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 a fortune."
"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 Constable.
"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!


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