Small Bachelor Auction

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


"We are agreed, then, that our annual charity fling shall benefit the Wayward Cats Benevolent Fund. Shall we just have a society tea this year, or extend ourselves to a fashion show?" intoned Florence Craye, presiding over the Junior Lipstick.

"Excuse me, Madam Chair, I would like to propose a Bachelor Auction!" Bobbie Wickham said, stepping forward. "Let us prevail upon our brothers, cousins and male chums to go on the auction block as captive escorts."

"Who'd want them?" asked Miss Craye.

"Why, haven't you noticed all the American girls coming over, hoping for an introduction to a genuine blueblood? If we post flyers at the best hotels during high season, we can pack the house."

And so it came to pass that Lord "Dogface" Rainsby, Marmaduke "Chuffy" Chuffnell, Freddy Threepwood, Aubrey Bassinger, and Percy ffinch-ffarrowmere were roped into the thing before they had the presence of mind to file a protest. And so, they did their turns on the catwalk while Bobbie Wickham described their fine points in detail. Each young man had a different quality which became his selling point - one had an impeccable suit, one could wiggle his ears, one had a stunning smile, one had an impressive physique and one walked with a manly swagger. Bidding was lively, and the young ladies of the American nouveau riche came to play; five young ladies named Miss Malloy, Miss Bailey, Miss Deauville, Miss Jones, and Miss Peabody won out, with high bids (in no particular order) of 10, 25, 50, 75, and a whopping 100 pounds.

After delivering the auctionees to the high bidders, each young man escorted his new "owner" on one of a variety of dates. One couple went to the opera, one on a picnic, one went to the theater for a play, one pair went to a costume ball, and one simply ambled out for an elegant dinner.

The whole affair was so exhilarating and successful that Miss Wickham didn't manage to report on the festivites for the club history until weeks later. By then she had forgotten who got whom for how much, for what quality, and where they went.Can you figure out which bachelor cost how many pounds, for what quality, and where he took which winning bidder, from the clues below?


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./Labels/v_Miss_Malloy.png ./Labels/v_Miss_Bailey.png ./Labels/v_Miss_Deauville.png ./Labels/v_Miss_Jones.png ./Labels/v_Miss_Peabody.png ./Labels/v_Suit.png ./Labels/v_Wiggle_ears.png ./Labels/v_Physique.png ./Labels/v_Smile.png ./Labels/v_Swagger.png ./Labels/v_Opera.png ./Labels/v_Picnic.png ./Labels/v_Play.png ./Labels/v_Costume_ball.png ./Labels/v_Dinner.png ./Labels/v_10.png ./Labels/v_25.png ./Labels/v_50.png ./Labels/v_75.png ./Labels/v_100.png
./Labels/v_Bachelor.png ./Labels/h_Aubrey.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Chuffy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Dogface.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Freddy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Percy.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Cost.png ./Labels/h_10.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_25.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_50.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_75.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_100.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Outing.png ./Labels/h_Opera.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Picnic.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Play.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Costume_ball.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Dinner.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Quality.png ./Labels/h_Suit.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Wiggle_ears.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Physique.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Smile.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Swagger.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. The five fellows auctioned off were: Percy ffinch-ffarrowmere, the one that Miss Deauville won, the chap with the winning physique, the one who escorted his date to the opera, and the one who brought the highest price.
  2. Neither the bloke who could wiggle his ears nor the fellow with the winning smile took his date to the theater for a play.
  3. Freddy Threepwood does not have a manly swagger, and Miss Malloy did not bid on the fellow with the stunning smile.
  4. The fellow who took his date on a picnic brought a lower price than Miss Deauville paid, but more than Aubrey Bassinger went for.
  5. The young lady who bid high on the basis of the impeccable suit (who was not Miss Bailey) paid less for her prize than the girl who bought "Chuffy" Chuffnell, but more than the girl who was taken to an elegant dinner.
  6. Miss Peabody paid more for her escort than the young lady who was taken to the costume ball.
  7. Chuffy and his date (who wasn't Miss Deauville) didn't go to the theater for a play.
  8. Neither Aubrey Bassinger nor Miss Malloy's escort have an impressive physique.



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