Monthly Archives: January 2012

HOLIDAY PUZZLE: A LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY

It was the kind of beery conversation that normally practical men allow themselves on a summer holiday, late at night, their families in bed or elsewhere – after the talk of footy, cricket, fish. The three could not have been … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PILGRIM’S TALE: THE CATS OF LA ROMIEU.

The town of La Romieu is far back along the pilgrim trail, in the Armagnac region of France. It has a scrumptious cloister, possibly fourteenth century… The cats? Oh, so you’ve heard about them. The origin? Of all those sculpted … Continue reading

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A BUSH ANSWER

  “Let me answer your question another way.” His voice had the plodding clarity of an Australian who learned elocution in his tiny bush school eighty years before. “Kingfishers are smart. They nest high, and you won’t often see their … Continue reading

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THE PILGRIM TELLS ANOTHER TALE OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Judge for yourselves. I’m a Christian and a pilgrim…yet it seems unfair. I can only tell the story, just as it is written on a tourist hoarding near the town of Alesón. Along the pilgrimage trail through the wine-rich Rioja, … Continue reading

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UNIQUE

Excuse me if I was so quiet, while the rest of you were talking about your animals. I have little to do with them, though dogs seem to like me well enough. Yet I can tell you about one person … Continue reading

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