Beartown's famous blind writer, recently made a $5,000 bet with his
friend Willie Pastor.
was a frequent visitor and one evening he bet
Amos $5,000 that he
could put six ice cubes into a glass and have
Amos place it into
his wall safe. Within an hour, Willie
would enter the locked room, open the safe, remove the ice, replace it
with cola, close the safe and leave the room all without being heard by
the blind writer.
The next evening, Amos
listened carefully as Willie
dropped exactly six ice cubes into a glass.
Amos felt the ice
cubes and placed the glass into the safe.
Willie left the room
taking along a bottle of cola. An hour later,
Willie's knock at his
door. After admitting Willie,
directly to his wall safe, opened it and removed the glass. It was
half full of a liquid which Amos
verified as cola by tasting it. He paid
Willie the $5,000.
he'd been taken so he called the Beartown
Constable and explained what had taken
The Beartown Constable
responded, "Even with your superior hearing, you could not have heard
this scam being committed.
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The Beartown constable
was walking in front of the Beartown Hotel when he heard a woman scream
He ran into the lobby and up the stairs to room 203.
Identifying himself, he looked through the open door and saw a man
slumped in an easy chair. A quick examination revealed he had just
been killed by a bullet through the heart.
"Try to calm down and tell me what
happened." said the Constable.
"I'm Agnes Potter,"
sobbed the woman. "A few moments
ago I heard a knock on the door. A voice said 'Telegram.' I
opened the door. A masked man stood there with a gun in his gloved
hand. He shot my husband, tossed the gun into the room, and ran."
Observing the automatic on the floor, the Constable saw it was equipped
with a silencer. Returning to the hall, he noted the door at one
end marked EXIT.
Reentering the room, he stepped on something hard. It turned out
to be an empty cartridge shell. Farther to the left was another
empty shell. Both were of the caliber to match the pistol.
Embedded in the wall, about two feet above the seated body, the
Constable discovered a second bullet.
"Alright Mrs. Potter,"
he said sternly, "Now tell me the
How did the Constable know Mrs.
Potter was lying?
Had the mysterious killer fired from the
hall into the room, the shells from his gun would not have fallen
forward into the room and to the left. An automatic pistol ejects
to the right and a few feet behind the shooter.
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