AUGUST 1, 2002
MYSTERY FROM YESTERYEAR
A Beartown Constable from the 1930's always sent his reports by telegraph. Although they seemed confusing, they always contained the exact details to ensure a conviction.
PERKINS SAYS WHILE
COMING UP DRIVE SAW MAN CLIMB LADDER OPEN WINDOW AND ENTER HIS BEDROOM
THAT HE HURRIED AS QUICKLY AS HIS LAMENESS ALLOWED TO HOUSE WHICH WAS
SECURELY LOCKED STOP
GOT PISTOL FROM LIBRARY QUIETLY PHONED POLICE THEN WENT UPSTAIRS TO FIND
BURGLAR HAD ALREADY ESCAPED WITH VALUABLE JEWELRY FROM DRESSER
ON FLOOR TO LEFT OF ROPE LADDER HOOKED TO INSIDE SILL I DISCOVERED
WOMANS THREE CARAT DIAMOND RING
STOP FOUND INDISTINCT FOOTPRINTS
ON WINDOWSILL AND DRIED MUD ON RUG STOP PERKINS SAYS STRONG EAST WIND
BLOWING AT TIME STOP
FROM ABOVE YOU WILL SEE ROBBERY WAS FAKED
Can you figure out
why the robbery was a fake?
FROM LAST MONTH
The MAD COW MURDER
The Beartown Constable
got out of his truck and told the medical examiner to check out the body
of Farmer Brown while he questioned Mrs. Brown and Earle Masters.
HOW DID THE CONSTABLE ARRIVE AT HIS CONCLUSION?
Mrs. Brown told the Constable that Mr. Masters lived 20 minutes away and Mr. Masters said he arrived 10 minutes after she called him. If he was home as claimed, he couldn't have gotten there that fast.
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