The Case of the Wandering Damsel

by Denis Greening
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Story

After a pleasant meal at the Drones Club, and not a few after dinner drinks Bertie Wooster shared his woes with his chums.

"You may recall that several months ago, I met Miss Sara Jones while playing bridge at Aunt Dahlia's home. Miss Jones is a delightful strawberry blonde with magical blue eyes. I have tried desperately to see her several times since that day, because I am smitten with her." His friends nodded encouragingly. "Since that time, I have been stymied by her travel schedule. Between her job, her family and other interests, she has been traveling extensively. Her notes are quite pleasant and funny, but I would really like to see her in person again!"

"Where has she been?" one of the Drones asked.

"Let me see if I can recall the details (did I mention that several after dinner drinks had been consumed?) She has been on six trips, each for a different purpose and each trip has had an interesting aspect, adventure or mishap."

From the clues below, can you identify each trip by the month it was taken (February, April, May, July, August and October), the destination (Two trips each were: within Britain (Norfolk and Wales), within Europe (France and Italy) and outside Europe (US and Tunisia)), the purpose of the trip (attend a class, research a story for her employer, a retreat, Vacation, visit her brother Ross, and to visit cousins), and the memorable aspect of the trip (playing lots of bridge, great food, wonderful shopping, lost luggage, getting on the wrong train, yachting).


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Clues

  1. The trip to the States was neither 3 months before nor 3 months after the lost luggage.
  2. Four consecutive trips were: the one to Norfolk, taking a class (which had terrible food), the trip on which she lost her luggage, and the retreat.
  3. The vacation and trip on which she caught a train going in the wrong direction were 6 months apart (in some order). Her foray into Italy was sometime in between.
  4. The trip to Norfolk (which is not where her cousins live) and the research trip were the trip on which she enjoyed playing bridge and the July trip (in some order).
  5. The trip to Italy was not in the summer (July or August).
  6. The trip to France was either 3 months before or 3 months after the trip with great shopping The trips outside Europe were the one on which she enjoyed some time on a Yacht (which was not the retreat) and her vacation.



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