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#1 storm

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:10 AM

In the crime branch of a certain country, The head summoned one of his junior inspectors james it a suspected murder crime scene in the living room of a certain house.

Unfortunately the inspector was very lazy and did not go there at all, instead he got some information from another officer. But when reporting, he said.."I went there at the crime scene, and found a big mess. There was stain of blood all over the floor. Everything in the room was a mess. The table clock is broken and stopped at 3.00pm. The body was lying face up and knife-injury is in the belly. It is clear that the vitim died by over bleeding. Apparently, the victim was reading the novel "old man and the sea", as I found its page 45 and 46 is opened on table. Then I tried to find some fingerprints of the killer but I didn't find any. Then I came back."

The boss said ,"james, you are lying and so fired".

How the boss found out James is lying?
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#2 Duh Puck

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:06 AM

Spoiler for solution

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#3 Jkyle1980

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:23 AM

From his poor grammer, the chief knew that James was not American. And you can't trust immigrants.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:35 AM

From his poor grammer, the chief knew that James was not American. And you can't trust immigrants.



... said the boy who failed finishing grammar school!
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#5 Aatif

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:23 AM

Ummm .. 45 & 46 are two sides of the same page. Hence Inspector was lying.

Though, am not convinced with my own logic .. what if, it was a pirated novel and the story started from the second page, right after dedication. So the usual blank page becomes 1 and so on. In this case, 45 and 46 can be on 2 different pages. Infact, one of the 1 cent novel I bought in Thailand, starts just like that. More so, its full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors :) ..
Maybe, the man got one such pirated novel. He got frustrated and killed himself! Mystery solved.
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#6 brhan

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:48 PM

The event had happened before 1952. The inspector was lying because the book "old man and the sea" was not published at the time :P

There are many books where the odd page is on the left and the even page number on the right, though not sure about the book.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:00 PM

Spoiler for solution

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#8 DrJim

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:59 PM

page 45 and 46 are back to back not opposite each other so the book could not be opened to those pages. :D
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:00 AM

yea i knew it was the book
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#10 Jkyle1980

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:05 AM

... said the boy who failed finishing grammar school!


I said nothing of spelling. lol

"Open foot. Insert mouth."
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