Monthly Archives: December 2016

Spies at Emperor Wang Shu’s Court

One summer evening during the hour of the horse, the Chinese emperor Wang Shu summoned his spymaster Lang Dang to his private suite in the palace. He was worried, as he had received information from the palace cook Chu Shi … Continue reading

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Arizona Gunfights

“Langhorne, we have to reduce the number of stiffs from gunfights, Boot Hill is getting full,” said Sheriff Wilbur Harp of Gravestone, Arizona to sheriff Langhorne Dillon of Dead Man’s Butte. “Some tighter rules are needed for sure, Wilbur,” agreed … Continue reading

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King Arthur’s Age Puzzle

Once upon a time, long ago in an enchanted land, a young deer poacher was hauled before King Arthur by Cuthbert of Sodshire, the local sheriff, who threw down the slain deer on the stone slab floor before King Arthur’s … Continue reading

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At Elmer’s Farm

The farm of Elmer Mudd in Texas is a large one stocked with horses, longhorn cows, and chickens – all managed by some farm hands. The number of horns, heads, wings and tails of the horses, cows, chickens and farm … Continue reading

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