Edwin the Boy Scout

by Aussie Meyer
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Story

All is not well at the residence of Lord and Lady Worplesdon (aka Aunt Agatha) in Steeple Bumpleigh ... Edwin the Boy Scout had fallen behind, as usual, with his daily acts of kindness. It was Saturday, and he just only caught up to last Sunday's act of kindness. Luckily, Lady Worplesdon had invited some people to stay: Florence's fiancÚ, D'Arcy (Stilton) Cheesewright; Percy Gorringe; and Florence's school friend, Penelope Lamb. Bertie Wooster also received his marching orders. Each one of these people, including Florence (Lady Florence Craye, author of Spindrift), asked him to deliver something (a book of verse, a glove, a business letter, a perfumed note, or a rose) to another member of the house party, which had caught Edwin up to this Saturday.

Unfortunately, in trying to deliver each item, something had happened: the item was taken away by the dog Macintosh to be buried, caught on fire, was eaten by Edwin's pet goat, fell into the lake, or was blown far away by the wind.

Now that various people are after him, Edwin's memories of the events are a bit scrambled. Can you figure out who asked Edwin to deliver which item to which person (Bertie, Florence, Penelope, Percy, Stilton), what day's act of kindness it should have been (last Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's, or Friday's act of kindness), and what catastrophe befell the delivery, for Edwin's report to his Scout Leader?


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Clues

  1. Percy did not ask Edwin to deliver the item that was eaten by Edwin's goat, which immediately preceded the botched delivery of a business letter.
  2. Immediately after Bertie asked Edwin to deliver something, someone (not Percy) collared Edwin to deliver a rose to Florence.
  3. When Stilton asked Edwin to deliver something to someone (not Penelope), Edwin counted it as last Tuesday's act of kindness.
  4. The dog accidentally buried the item intended for Penelope.
  5. Last Friday's act of kindness, which was not for Stilton or from Penelope, was later blown away by the wind.
  6. The near delivery of the item which caught on fire was the day's act of kindness just before or just after the intended delivery of the book of verse.
  7. The thwarted delivery of the glove was an earlier act of kindness than the delivery of the item that fell into the lake.
  8. Florence told Edwin to deliver something to Percy immediately before someone else asked Edwin to deliver a perfumed note to Stilton. The item from Florence was either the business letter or ended up in the lake, but not both.



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