Lively Memoirs

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


When Galahad Threepwood wrote his memoirs, he found that his old chums from the Pelican Club had provided a wealth of material to choose from. Included in the tales were stories of stealing a pig & planting it in someone's bedroom, knocking out a fellow with a side of beef, overindulging on lobster & getting sick on another chap's boots, nobbling a contender in a dogfight by feeding him steak and onions, and getting tossed out of a nightclub while using another fellow's name.

Note that none of the above are what is called "victimless" crimes. The remarkable thing about these particular five stories is that each of the perpetrators was also a victim in another of these five stories. In short, chap A did something to chap B, who in turn did something to another chap, and it all returned to chap A sooner or later.

The perpetrators (and victims!) were as follows: "Puffy" Benger, Sir George "Stinker" Pyke, Major Wilfred "Plug" Basham, Sir Gregory "Tubby" Parsloe-Parsloe, and Frederick "Barmy" Twistleton. These stories appeared on pages 106, 139, 251, 311, and 328 of the manuscript (in no particular order).

The trouble was cross-indexing the memoirs, so as to be able to find the scoop on any individual by name. From the following 8 clues, can you decipher who did what to whom, and on what page of the manuscript the story appeared?


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./Labels/v_Fixed_dogfight.png ./Labels/v_Stole_pig.png ./Labels/v_Sick_on_boots.png ./Labels/v_Bounced_from_club.png ./Labels/v_Beef_knockout.png ./Labels/v_Plug_Basham.png ./Labels/v_Puffy_Benger.png ./Labels/v_Tubby_Parsloe.png ./Labels/v_Stinker_Pyke.png ./Labels/v_Barmy_Twistleton.png ./Labels/v_106.png ./Labels/v_139.png ./Labels/v_251.png ./Labels/v_311.png ./Labels/v_328.png
./Labels/v_Perpetrator.png ./Labels/h_Plug_Basham.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Puffy_Benger.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tubby_Parsloe.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Stinker_Pyke.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Barmy_Twistleton.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Page.png ./Labels/h_106.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_139.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_251.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_311.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_328.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Victim.png ./Labels/h_Plug_Basham.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Puffy_Benger.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Tubby_Parsloe.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. No one perpetrated any outrages on himself.
  2. Neither Plug nor Tubby got sick on anyone's boots, nor were Tubby's boots defiled.
  3. The tale of the fellow (not Tubby) who knocked someone out with a side of beef was on a page beginning with the same number as another anecdote (which was about how Tubby became a victim).
  4. The bit about fixing the dog fight by filling up the opponent's pup with steak & onions appeared later in the manuscript than the story of what was done to Barmy Twistleton.
  5. Neither Puffy nor Tubby were the perpetrator kicked out of nightclubs using the victim's name as an alias (although their own names might have been so used).
  6. The story of what happened to Plug (as victim) was not the side of beef knockout nor the dogfight tale; but it came later in the book than the tale of what Stinker Pyke did to someone.
  7. The page numbers for the tale of what Puffy perpetrated and the story of the chap who got sick on the boots began with the same digit.
  8. The prose about the blighter who was kicked out of a nightclub using another fellow's name, and the story of what happened to make Puffy Benger miserable, both appeared earlier in the book than the revelation of that mischief Plug Basham did.



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