SEPTEMBER 1, 2002
MURDER AT BEARTOWN FAIR
The Beartown Constable
was busy watching the 4H calf judging when he got an urgent message to
go to the Merry-go-Round. There was a dead person on board!!!
Do you know how the
Constable knew the Ticket Taker was the murderer?
FROM LAST MONTH
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
Read below to figure out why the robbery was a fake.
CERTAINLY ROBBERY WAS FAKED STOP PERKINS GAVE HIMSELF AWAY WHEN HE SAID HE SAW MAN CLIMB LADDER OPEN WINDOW AND ENTER HIS BEDROOM STOP AS YOU FOUND LADDER HOOKED TO INSIDE SILL THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE
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