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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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marylou
marylou

Feb-15-2005 12:52

I agree with Reda, if nothing else it is still amusing when someone answers a riddle on the first page and it ends up at the back. Please somebody add more riddles. Jstkdn did you run out of ones from mindtrap?

James_Lee
James_Lee

Feb-19-2005 19:44

did you run out of ones from mindtrap?

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Feb-20-2005 07:35

No, I still got a box left. I was just too busy with my missions on Sleuth.

But here we go:
During WW II, several British naval spies no the lookout for enemy ships and activities, posed as Canadian lobster fishermen. They had large numbers of plastic, orange-coloured lobsters made for their covert operations. These lobsters came in various sizes with all authentic markings. At night, the spies loaded the lobsters in to weighed down traps and threw them overboard. At daybreak, they would hoist the traps aborad ship. The locals spotted them as fraudulent fishermen from quite a distance. How were they so easily detected?

reda
reda
Well-Connected

Feb-20-2005 07:47

because the lobsters didnt move?

Andy702
Andy702

Feb-20-2005 08:00

They used a government ship?

sunny
sunny
Lady of Shadows

Feb-20-2005 09:03

they were on a fresh water lake?

marylou
marylou

Feb-20-2005 09:27

they floated


mr mason
mr mason

Feb-20-2005 09:35

The orange coloring.

Moonshh
Moonshh
Well-Connected

Feb-20-2005 10:38

*agrees with Mr. Mason*

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Feb-20-2005 10:59

Mr. Mason is correct, the orange coloring show up when you boil lobsters. When they are caught they are green-ish black.

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