Gussie's Little Notebook

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


You may recall that Augustus Fink-Nottle, while staying at Totleigh Towers, Totleigh-in-the-Wold, learned to overcome his usual diffidence and become a forceful personality through a tip from Jeeves that gave him the psychological advantage. His secret was to jot down scathing little notes on the contemptuous traits of those around him, so that he could summon these criticisms to mind and gain dominance over those tough eggs who formerly intimidated the dickens out of him.

When last seen, this notebook had five pages devoted to comments on the traits of his host, Sir Watkyn Bassett, Dictator-in-training Roderick Spode, Constable Eustace Oates, the curate Harold "Stinker" Pinker, and the Dog Bartholemew. Included were observations on the way one of them looked while eating a knockwurst, on the view of one of them waddling (as seen from behind), on the hideous wheezing snore of one, the flapping ears of another, and the eyebrows of one, which seemed to knit themselves together in the middle to form a single eyebrow that was loathsome in appearance. On pages one through five, then, were these brief jotted notes, which varied in length: one was a mere 200 words, one was 250, and 300, 350, and 400 word entries (in no particular order).

Being the fish-faced, newt-fancying chump that he is, he proceeded to lose the notebook. He particularly wanted to remember the comments, but as is usual in these things, he seems to have forgotten whose offending trait belonged to whom, and how many words to the comment were on which page.

Can you help Gussie out, by reconstructing the contents of the little leather-covered notebook from the six clues below?

Note: "After" does not necessarily mean "immediately after" unless so specified.


./Labels/h_Trait.png ./Labels/h_Words.png ./Labels/h_Page.png
./Labels/v_Ears.png ./Labels/v_Eyebrows.png ./Labels/v_Knockwurst.png ./Labels/v_Snore.png ./Labels/v_Waddle.png ./Labels/v_200.png ./Labels/v_250.png ./Labels/v_300.png ./Labels/v_350.png ./Labels/v_400.png ./Labels/v_One.png ./Labels/v_Two.png ./Labels/v_Three.png ./Labels/v_Four.png ./Labels/v_Five.png
./Labels/v_Person.png ./Labels/h_Bartholemew.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Bassett.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Oates.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Pinker.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Spode.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Page.png ./Labels/h_One.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Two.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Three.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Four.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Five.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Words.png ./Labels/h_200.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_250.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_300.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_350.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_400.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. The comments on the rear view of the party that waddled (which weren't on page one) were either 50 words longer or 50 words shorter than the critique of Stinker Pinker.
  2. The jottings on the offensive eyebrows appeared 2 pages after the longest comment, which appeared after the page devoted to his opinions of Constable Oates particular trait.
  3. The notes on the quality of the snore were shorter than the commentary about Oates.
  4. Neither the knockwurst episode nor the waddle description appeared on page two.
  5. Gussie's opinion of the flapping ears popped up at least 2 pages later than the bit about Sir Watkyn Bassett.
  6. The prose devoted to Roderick Spode's offense was lengthier than the wording on page four, which in turn was 100 words longer than his nasty opinion of the blighted eyebrows.



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