AND OTHER CURIOUS PROBLEMS
HENRY ERNEST DUDENEY
"AMUSEMENTS IN MATHEMATICS," ETC.
(With Some Fuller Solutions and Additional Notes)
THOMAS NELSON AND SONS, LTD.
LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND NEW YORK
Readers of The
Mill on the Floss will
remember that whenever Mr. Tulliver found himself
confronted by any little difficulty he was accustomed to
make the trite remark, "It's a puzzling world." There
can be no denying the fact that we are surrounded on
every hand by posers, some of which the intellect of man
has mastered, and many of which may be said to be
impossible of solution. Solomon himself, who may be
supposed to have been as sharp as most men at solving a
puzzle, had to admit "there be three things which are
too wonderful for me; yea, four which I know not: the
way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a
rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the
way of a man with a maid."................