A BEARTOWN MYSTERY
NOW YOU SEE IT
The Beartown Constable has
extensive training in order to perform his important job.
Keeping his mind alert is a priority. Below is another of
many mental exercises he practices to be able to unravel
whatever mystery that might present itself. Camoflaged in
the following story are 27 hidden words pertaining to
creatures. Search for them within and between the
words, and reading between the lines may be helpful! The
first one is underlined to get you started.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
It was his first agonizing day on the
job, and the new entertainment director at the retirement
center ate little during lunch.
"I'm afraid the kayak excursion will be entirely too
strenuous for these senior citizens," he fretted to
himself, pushing his plate aside while fishing for the
asprin tin in his pocket. "And what if they're not
terribly fond of scuba diving or water volleyball either?"
He swallowed hard, scowling as he realized there wasn't
one land activity in which he could confidently supervise
them unless, he thought suddenly, they liked bowling. Of
course! The idea of bowling was perfectly brilliant - a
great way to stay in shape and share a group activity,
But when the young director proposed they have a go at it,
the seniors groused loudly. "Bowling is out of the
question, you overbearing nuisance," declared one.
"Training for the Olympic Decathlon demands quite
enough of our time, thank you!"
Check the next issue of Beartown
News for the answers.
LAST ISSUE'S SOLUTION is
shown below. There were 18 colors hidden in the story.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
of the rattan
furniture in this room, Oscar - let's
try a new look," Rose
said. "Perhaps a quaint
country motif or a period look with fetching
old accent pieces. Do you agree?"
Oscar replied. "I like what we've got."
"Well, I'm extremely
impressed by your open mind," Rose answered, her brow
nastily arching. "I trust this
means we can't even discuss it?"
"Why should we?" he shrugged. "You always win
every so-called discussion we have,
anyway. And neither your intimidation nor
anger is going to change my mind.
Get my message?"
Rose resorted to her oldest trick: flattery. "I
should be nicer, I see
that now. But I hate all
these big decisions. And you do have excellent taste."
"Well-l-l," Oscar capitulated. "Maybe I did
overreact. Just do whatever you like.
Your choice of decor always
"Why, Oscar, you're the most romantic fool
I've ever known." Rose gushed,
and immediately called her decorator.
red, tan. scarlet, rose, aqua, gold,
green, lime, brown, rust, wine, orange, sage, cerise,
teal, dove, coral, olive