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 26 hidden words pertaining to
common household items. Search for them within and
between the words, and reading between the lines may be
helpful! The first one is underlined to get you started.
LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER ONE
Eva seemed quieter than usual, Arthur
thought. She wasn't very animated, and even that chic
hairdo she'd had Ivan give her yesterday was now limp and
When asked how she felt, Eva appeared to welcome the
attention. "My head aches terribly," she
fretted, "and I feel so faint. Forgive me for moping
around like this."
"Let's hop in the car, pet, and take you to see Dr.
Apelgren," Arthur said. "He can prescribe some
drugs to help you. But we should be doing something now -
"Relax, dear," said Eva. "There's no need
to get the least overwrought. But," she added,
giving him a mock rap on his chin, "any ailing lass
would be bowled over by such attentiveness."
Arthur was too embarrassed to tell her that he'd actually
been thinking, "If I don't keep Eva's health stable,
then who'll take care of me?" So he simply replied,
with hardly a trace of irony in his voice, "Any
husband worth his salt would do the same, love!"
Check the next issue of Beartown
News for the answers.
LAST ISSUE'S SOLUTION is
shown below. There were 27 creatures hidden in the story.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
It was his first agonizing day on the
job, and the new entertainment director at
the retirement center ate little during lunch.
"I'm afraid the kayak excursion will be
entirely too strenuous for these senior citizens,"
he fretted to himself, pushing his plate aside while fishing
for the asprin tin in his pocket. "And what
if they're not terribly fond of scuba
diving or water volleyball either?"
He swallowed hard, scowling as he realized
there wasn't one land activity in which he could
confidently supervise them unless, he thought
suddenly, they liked bowling. Of course! The idea
of bowling was perfectly brilliant -
a great way to stay in shape and share a
group activity, too!
But when the young director proposed they have a go at
it, the seniors groused loudly. "Bowling
is out of the question, you overbearing nuisance,"
declared one. "Training for the Olympic Decathlon
demands quite enough of our time, thank you!"
ewe, rat, ratel, yak, cur, bee, fish, asp, otter, cub,
swallow, cow, eland, emu, owl, ling, wasp, ant, ape, hare,
goat, grouse, bear, gnu, cat