Monthly Archives: January 2017

Farmer Couples Out Shopping

In a late autumn afternoon, Jill was sitting under a tree on a campus hill looking despondent,  elbows on her knees and hands holding up her head. Sunlight was fading while yellowish and brown leaves floated erratically down from trees. … Continue reading

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Shopping for Wine

Fred, Marcus and Seamour and their wives went to a winery to buy bottles of wine for a party they would be holding for family and friends. The wives’ names were Gracie, Mabel and Lucy, not respectively. Both the husbands … Continue reading

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The Sheikh’s Inheritance

Sheikh Ali ben Sharif ibn Baba’s reign was passing through turbulent times, so he decided to make a will. The Sheikh felt that he might soon move on to happier spheres and wanted to divide his wealth among his living … Continue reading

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An Age Puzzle

Fred, a mathematician, was walking leisurely down a sunny street on a Saturday afternoon when he spotted his colleague Leonard that he had run into not so long ago. “Hello Leonard, nice to see you again. “Likewise, Fred, I see … Continue reading

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The Size of the Persian Army

The king of Persia, Darius – self-proclaimed as the “King of Kings”– jerked aside the flap of his elaborately decorated campaign tent and strutted out in splendid war regalia. King Darius’ soothsayer Macumba had just informed him after inspecting some … Continue reading

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