Sleepy Time

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


"You must come and stay at Blandings!" insisted Lady Constance Keeble on meeting Professor Pepperidge Farmer, author of the book 'Sleepy Time' (originally entitled 'Hypnotism as a Device to Measure the Unconcious Drives and Mechanism in an Effort to Analyse the Functions Involved Which Give Rise to Emotional Conflicts in the Waking State'). "We have so many dysfunctions that Hypnotism may help us to overcome!"

The professor, who resembled Count Dracula as much as anyone, inquired. "Do tell me, Lady Constance, what are your complaints at the old home?"

"We have victims of headache, forgetfulness, overeating, uncontrolled anger & gambling, I'm afraid. Myself (Lady Constance), my brother Clarence, our butler Beach, my nephew Freddy Threepwood, and the gardener Angus McAllister are all affected."

"Well, I was hoping to visit one of your fine old castles on my British vacation," replied the Professor. "I'd be happy to drop in and see what I can do for your family."

And so it came to pass that the author spent a week at Blandings, having a session with one of the inmates each day from Monday through Friday. He used a variety of methods for putting the subjects into a trance state: employing a gold watch, a spinning top, waving his hands, using a clock pendulum, and also a ticking metronome. The post-hypnotic suggestions were very effective indeed in ameliorating the problems his hostess had mentioned, but additionally, the patients exhibited an unexpected side effect: to whit, they showed an uncanny willingness to do favors or mitzvahs for Prof. Farmer. One insisted on giving him a loan, one provided countless glasses of lemon squash, one peddled the professor into town on a pushbike, one gave him a letter of introduction to a magazine editor, and one cracked walnuts for him by the pound.

Needless to say, when all the occupants came out of the trance a week later, they were quite confused. Can you figure out who was hypnotized on which day, with what mechanism, for which problem, and what favor he performed for the hypnotist, from the clues below?


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Clues

  1. Prof. Farmer hypnotized one person with a gold watch (not McAllister) sometime later in the week than the patient he treated for Anger Management, whose treatment occured the day after the subject that peddled the hypnotist into town on a pushbike.
  2. The Professor used the metronome to put one subject (not Lady Constance) in a trance, but he did not do so the day before he used the gold watch.
  3. Neither Lady Constance nor Angus McAllister gave Prof. Pepperidge Farmer a loan; the person who did saw him for treatment sometime later in the week than Beach the Butler, but not the day after the subject who introduced him to a magazine editor.
  4. The person with the overeating problem did not have his hypnosis on Monday, but did do it the day before McAllister.
  5. Clarence (who was not hypnotized with a spinning top) saw the professor the day before the person who peddled him into town on a pushbike (which wasn't Freddy).
  6. The person who was put into a trance by the spinning top came to the Professor later in the week than the person who needed treatment for headaches.
  7. The one whose problem was forgetfulness had an appointment either Tuesday of Wednesday (couldn't recall which) but it was the day after the Professor hypnotized a subject with his waving hands alone, and the day before he used the metronome.
  8. The person who was hypnotized by staring at a clock pendulum came out of the trance with an urge to either crack a bowl of walnuts for the Professor or else give him a loan.



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