The Canterbury Puzzles: And Other Curious Problems (Classic Reprint)
by Henry Ernest Dudeney
ISBN 1440086648 (1-4400-8664-8)
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Book summary: READERS of "The Mill on the Floss" will remember that whenever Mr. T ulliver found himself confronted by any little difficulty he was accustomed to make the trite remark, "It's a puzzling world." There can be no denying the fact that we are surrounded on every hand by posers, some of which the intellect of man has mastered, and many of which may be said to be impossible of solution. Solomon himself, who may be supposed to have been as sharp as most men at solving a puzzle, had to admit "there be three things which are too wonderful for me; yea, four which I know not: the way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way 'of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid." Probing into the secrets of Nature is a passion with all men; only we select different lines of research. Men have spent long lives in such attempts as to turn the baser metals into gold, to discover perpetual motion, to find a cure for certain malignant di
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION; THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES; PUZZLING TIMES AT SOLVAMHALL CASTLE; THE MERRY MONKS OF RIDDLEWELL; THE STRANGE ESCAPE OF THE KING'S JESTER; THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY ; THE ADVENTURES OF THE PUZZLE CLUB; THE PROFESSOR'S PUZZLES; MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES; SOLUTIONS ; PAGEl; Xl; I; 33; 42; 51; 58; 66; 81; 89; 131
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