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THE
CANTERBURY PUZZLES

AND OTHER CURIOUS PROBLEMS

BY

HENRY ERNEST DUDENEY

AUTHOR OF
"AMUSEMENTS IN MATHEMATICS," ETC.

Second Edition
(With Some Fuller Solutions and Additional Notes)

THOMAS NELSON AND SONS, LTD.
LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND NEW YORK

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INTRODUCTION

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."................

 

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