Boxing Day

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


It was Christmas at Brinkley Court, when Bonzo Travers and Thos. Gregson found identical parcels from their Uncle Bertie (staying in New York City) under the tree. Bertie had been inspired to send each of the young cousins a pair of genuine boxing gloves, one black and one red, and the recipients could not have been more delighted. Thomas was a houseguest while his mother (Bertie's nefarious Aunt Agatha) terrorized the help at a ski resort in the Alps for the holidays. As we all know, houseguests are wont to chafe, and bad blood had been brewing between the boys. They were eager to begin raining blows on each other immediately.

However, pugilism was deemed unsuitable for a day dedicated to peace on earth and goodwill toward men, so their ring debut was postponed, appropriately enough, to Boxing Day.

On Dec, 26th, at 2 pm, the contenders met at Brinkley Court's largish gazebo, and the audience consisted of the following: Dahlia Travers, Uncle Tom Travers, Angela Travers, Sir Watkyn Bassett, Roderick Spode, Seppings the butler, Anatole the chef, and Roscoe the chauffeur.

Six of the audience determined to place wagers on the match, and both Dahlia and Roscoe acted as bookies (and thus did not bet, themselves). Wagers in the amount of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 shillings were placed, each betting a different amount. The reasons for favoring one boy or the other were as follows: Three of them bet on their contender's Physique (whichever boy they favored), one thought his boy showed Stamina, one thought the lad with the Red Gloves was lucky, and finally, one punter liked his chap's Footwork.

Somehow the records of The Great Boxing Day Match have not been preserved for the sporting press. Can you determine, from the 13 clues given, which cousin won, who bet how much on him for what reason, and with which bookie?


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Clues

  1. Anatole bet on the same boy as the bettor who bet on the grounds of Stamina.
  2. Only two of the punters placed their bets with Roscoe the chauffeur.
  3. The smallest wager was on Bonzo, and the largest bet was on Thomas.
  4. The three people who wagered on the reason of their boy's Physique were: Uncle Tom (do not confuse with young Thomas the boxer), the person who wagered four shillings, and one who had bet with Roscoe the chaffeur.
  5. Uncle Tom wagered more than the one who bet on the boy deemed to have Stamina.
  6. Both Uncle Tom and the one who bet 6 shillings placed their wagers with the same bookie.
  7. Anatole wagered more than Uncle Tom.
  8. The bettor who liked one fighter's Footwork wagered less than Angela, but more than Spode.
  9. At least three of them bet on Thomas, but Angela faithfully bet on her little brother Bonzo.
  10. The winner had been bet on for Stamina and had the black gloves.
  11. Both Bassett and Angela placed their money with the same bookie.
  12. The largest wager was not on the grounds of Physique.
  13. Both Seppings (who didn't wager exactly 2 shillings) and the one who fancied the lucky Red Gloves bet with the same bookie.



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