The Cabin on the Mountain

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Colin Dickey| Longreads | March 2022 | 24 minutes (4,226 words)

Two men are dead in a cabin on the side of a mountain — how did they die?

There is a whole host of questions like this — riddles that get grouped under the category of “lateral thinking puzzles.” Another: A man walks into a restaurant and orders the albatross soup. After finishing the soup, he leaves and commits suicide. Why? Or: There is a dead man, naked in the desert, holding a straw. How did he die? You can only ask yes-or-no questions, and the goal is to figure out the precise story. Many of these involve a dead man in one form or another. There is a dead man with a hole in his suit — how did he die?

Sometimes, the mechanism of the answer is something ludicrously complex, a thing that must be pieced…

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Published by JAMES MAPES POOL

AUTHOR: This book is dedicated to family members who recorded and kept our history alive. If you are not included in this list or the book, it was not intentional. Dorothy Anne Mapes McConnell~1917-2004, Author of Dorothy's Diaries, 272 yrs., 1732-2004; Mary Mapes McConnell Harrison; Author of Outdoor Adventures with Kids, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1996, and previous owner of The “Virginia”; Mildred Eason Moorhead~1967, Bosgra -- Pool family history : pioneer family of Sioux County, Iowa. Held by Northwestern College, DeWitt Library Dutch Heritage Collection-Lower LevelCS71.B6 M6x 1967; Gerrit Bosgra, Bob Pool my brother, Dan and Vera Pool; Mary “Pool” Mesner my sister; Arlyss and Doug Pool~2000, Pool—Mapes family history book. Future historian’s hereafter. WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING THIS BOOK AND NO LONGER WANT TO KEEP IT, PLEASE DONATE THIS BOOK TO YOUR LOCAL CHURCH OR LIBARY.

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