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John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-8-2004 01:45

Hello all.
I'm fairly new to Sleuth and I thought I might share a little hobby of mine with you all. Here's something for that sad moment when the mysteries of the day are all done.

Thousands lay up gold within this house,
but no man made it.
Spears past counting guard this house,
but no man wards it.
What is it?

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Majandra Belial
Majandra Belial

Dec-14-2004 09:52

A missing rib?

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Dec-14-2004 17:40

Nop, all men miss those. :)

John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-14-2004 18:00

The corpse was missing his naval (belly button).

John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-14-2004 18:01

Pardon. I meant navel.

Lomine
Lomine

Dec-14-2004 20:46

I have mindtrap, but I actually haven't played it in years, and I don't remember these riddles. :P Just the names in them.

And it looks like JH got this one.

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Dec-15-2004 07:23

JH sure did!!!!

Shadow a near hysterical call from Art Dodger. "Some thief pried my safe open and made off with all my wife's jewellery! Come over straight away, please!" When Shadow arrived Art recounted his story. "My wife's in the hospital so I've had to fend for myself. I was in the kitchen preparing dinner when I heard a loud noise in the basement. I rushed to the hall to see this woman race past me and out of the front door. I suddenly realized she was carrying my wife's jewellery case. I ran down the street after her, but she was a very fast runner and after several streets she lost me. I walked to a nearby phone and called you immediately." Shadow looked at the dammaged safe and remarked "you better not try that pathetic story on the insurance company or they'll charge you with fraud." What is wrong with Art's story?

Bryola
Bryola
Well-Connected

Dec-15-2004 09:42

There are two holes in the story that I can see. One: A safecracker would logically try to be as silent as possible, so there would be no loud noice from the basement. Two: Art wasn't at home when he called Shadow, he was several streets away. He wouldn't say "Come over straight away," he would say "Meet me at my house," or some such thing. Do either of these answer the question?

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Dec-15-2004 11:12

No, sorry!

John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-15-2004 16:13

Here's another pair from the collection:

What builds up castles, tears down mountains, makes some blind and helps others to see?

I am a metal neither black nor red,
As heavy as manís golden greed.
Iím what you do to stay ahead,
With man or arrow or steed.
What am I?

Dr. Falco Maltese
Dr. Falco Maltese
Well-Connected

Dec-15-2004 17:01

Re: the safe. I don't really know. BUT the woman wasn't carrying anything besides the jewelry case? Unless Art neglected to mention them, where were the materials used to damage the safe?

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