Gay Nineties

by Aussie Meyer
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Story

Galahad

When Galahad Threepwood was in the creative process of writing his memoirs, he seldom suffered from writer's block. He found that in ordinary conversation about the home (Blandings Castle, that is), he often recalled some jolly story from his youth, and thus he was provided material for another chapter. One week, indeed, he had conversation with some different person Monday thru Friday, including (in no order) Clarence, Beach the butler, his sister Lady Constance , a guest named Sally Brown , and his nephew Ronnie Fish. These conversations brought up memories of a different story each day: one of pig-napping, one of dog nobbling, one of being bounced from a music hall, one of a fellow pawning another chap's dentures, and one of boxing a side of beef. The main characters in these tales (again, in no particular order) were Barmy Twistleton, Puffy Benger, Mugsy Bostock, Tubby Parsloe, and Stinker Pyke, and the events each occurred in a different year, between 1894 - 1898 (inclusive).

However, Gally suffered a bit of a morning head on Saturday and had a great deal of difficulty collecting his notes before sitting down to write out the stories.

Can you tell which story, occuring in which year, involving which old acquaintance, he told to whom, on which day, from the five clues below?


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./Labels/v_1894.png ./Labels/v_1895.png ./Labels/v_1896.png ./Labels/v_1897.png ./Labels/v_1898.png ./Labels/v_Tubby_Parsloe.png ./Labels/v_Mugsy_Bostock.png ./Labels/v_Puffy_Benger.png ./Labels/v_Stinker_Pyke.png ./Labels/v_Barmy_Twistleton.png ./Labels/v_Music_Hall.png ./Labels/v_Boxed_Beef.png ./Labels/v_Kidnap_Pig.png ./Labels/v_Pawn_Denture.png ./Labels/v_Nobbled_Dog.png ./Labels/v_Beach.png ./Labels/v_Lady_Constance.png ./Labels/v_Clarence.png ./Labels/v_Sally_Brown.png ./Labels/v_Ronnie_Fish.png
./Labels/v_Day.png ./Labels/h_Monday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tuesday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Wednesday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Thursday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Friday.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Listener.png ./Labels/h_Beach.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Lady_Constance.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Clarence.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Sally_Brown.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Ronnie_Fish.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Story.png ./Labels/h_Music_Hall.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Boxed_Beef.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Kidnap_Pig.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Pawn_Denture.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Nobbled_Dog.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Acquaintance.png ./Labels/h_Tubby_Parsloe.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Mugsy_Bostock.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Puffy_Benger.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Stinker_Pyke.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Barmy_Twistleton.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. On four consecutive days, in this order, Galahad told the story about Puffy Benger, the anecdote he related to Clarence, the tale dating from 1894, and the story of someone nobbling a dog in a dogfight.
  2. The tale of Mugsy Bostock was told three days after the 1896 story (meaning there were two days in between); the event involving Mugsy took place one year after the events he described to Lady Constance.
  3. Gally told the story of Stinker Pyke's adventure the day before he told of someone being bounced out of a music hall, which he told the day before the 1898 story (which wasn't about Tubby Parsloe).
  4. Two days before the 1897 story (which was not about Stinker Pyke), Gally told the tale of Barmy Twistleton - the Barmy Twistleton event (which he didn't tell Ronnie Fish about) had happened one year earlier than the time the fellow boxed with a side of beef.
  5. Galahad told Beach the Butler a tale three days later than he told someone about kidnapping a pig.



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