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The Maze of Short Cuts
There are several ways In which you can thread thlt maze, beginning at the entrance gate in the lower border and ending at the word Fun. The most interesting and per plexing way is to trace a route which takes you through every path once without missing any and without crossing your lines anywhere. Take your pencil and try, Then find the shortest way cut again by using some of the short cut paths. Whose Name Is Hidden Here? WINDOWS OR WOOL The name ef a very well known American is hidden in the accompanying anagram. The letters spelling his name have been rearranged to spell something else. Can you re arrange them to spell his name? Where a Third Is a Half Six hundred and sixty so ordered may be That if you divide the whole number by three You find the result will exactly express The half of six hundred and sixty, no less. Solution next week. Counting the Geese The following unique puzzle from an old Sanscrit source is quoted by Longfellow in his "Kavanagh." Can you figure out the number oi geese in the flock? "Ten times tlie square root of a flock of geese, seeing the clouds collect, flew to the Manus lake. One-eighth of the whole flew from the edge of the water among a tangle of water lilies, and three couples were seen playing in the water. Tell me. my young girl with beautiful locks, what was the whole number of geese?" Some Problems and Answers How' can you draw a circle around a person placed in the renter of a room so that he will not be able to jump out of it. though his legs should be free? Draw it around his body. If live times four are thirty-three, what will the fourth of twenty be? Eight and one-quarter. What two numbers multiplied together will produce seven ? Seven and one. Which is more, six dozen dozen, or half a dozen dozen? Half a dozen dozen are six dozen; six dozen dozen are seventy-two dozen. Find a number of which the half, fourth and sixth added to four shall be equal to itself. The answer is 48. What is that which works when it plays and plays when it works' A fountain. "Say, will you lend me ten dol lars until pay day?" "H % m. Does thai mean your pay Jay or the day you pay me?" A Lost Opportunity "It's a great pity." said the convicted burglar to bis counsel, "that you couldn't have made that clos ing speech of yours at the opening of the case." "1 don't see bow that would have improved mat ters." said the advocate. "It would, though." explained his client; "then the jury would have been asleep when the evidence came on and I'd have stood some chance." FUN Secure Tt was the dead of night when all good people are supposed to be in bed and asleep. "John." whispered Mrs. Can dle, "I'm sure there's a burglar at the front door." "That's all right; he can't get in," replied John, sleepily. "I have the latch key in my own pocket.*' Couldn't Be Age The old sailor was complaining that he was deaf in his left ear. "Well," responded his acquaint ance, "you're no longer young, you know, and —" "It's not my age." interrupted the old sailor; "sure, me right ear's as old as the left one, and I can hear in that." Horn doth the little busy bee come buzzing at the screen. To waken up young PeteyPupp from slumber most serene? How Father Should Have Answered In a recent issue FUN told the story of a boy who wrote home for a supply of cash. Appended to the boy's letter was the following post scriptum: "I felt so ashamed at having asked you to send me $10 that I ran to the postoffice to get my letter back. Un fortunately ,it had gone." So much for the story. C. L. Nich ols, a reader of FUN, sends the fol lowing excellent addition: The boy's father thought he had had enough money that month, so answered as follows: "My Dear Son: I am sorry you had that trip to the postoffice and felt shame at what you wrote. It was all for nothing. I never erceived your letter. Affectionately, "YOUR FATHER." Do You Blame Him? "Ah, me!" sighed Mrs. Harlem, "the days of chivalry are passed. "What's the matter now?" inquired her husband. "Sir Walter Raleigh laid his cloak on the ground for Queen Elizabeth to walk on, but you get angry simply because poor, dear mother sat down on yuur hat.' THE SAN FRANCTSCO CALL, SUNDAY. JULY 20, 1013. "Good gracious, child! What happened?" "Well, you see, mother, I was playing with some other boys seeing who couid walk nearest the edge of the canal with our eyes shut, and I won." STUNG-OR "CAN YOU BEAT A BEE?" The buzz and bang gel on his nerves, so Petey gives a bark "You beat it, bee!" he says, says he, "/ am no easy mark!" A Square Meal Jones, who is somewhat of a philanthropist, went to his favorite restaurant at noon for lunch. "Say," he began, addressing the manager, "a poor fellow came to me this morning ask ing for food, as he said he was starving. I gave him my card and sent him to your res taurant and told him to get a good, square .meal and I would pay for it. How much is the bill?" "Fifty-five cents, sir." "What did the poor man have?" "»^ r ive beers and a cigar." What's the Answer? " Chorus of Suffragettes—Oh. Mr. Meekman, don't you agree with us that women should vote? Too Good to Waste "Xow that your engagement is broken, are you going to make Helen return all your love let ters?" "You bet I am. I worked hard thinking out those letters. They are worth using again." Three Cheers for 'Em "I like this pattern very well," said the customer who was. look ing at some ribbons, "but I'm afraid the colors will run." "Run, ma'am!" indignantly an swered the salesman. "Red, white and blue? They never run!" Whereupon the woman with the tiny American flag pinned to the lapel of her jacket rose patri otically to the occasion and bought 45 yards. In Fun "}] 0 w are y o v?" asked the iirst nosey man. "Well, thank you." answered the second, with his guard up. "How do you find business these days?" "By advertising." Scratched She—And that scar, major. Did you get it during an engage ment? He (absently)—No; the first week of our honeymoon! Solutions to Last Week's Puzzles Did you figure out the weight of the fish in last wee., s fish puzzle? If the tail weighed nine pounds, the head as much as the tail plus one-half the body, and the body as much as the head and tail combined, the head must have weighed 27 pounds, the body 36 pounds and the entire fish 72 pounds. THE REBUS PUZZLE—"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." too ft The accompanying diagram shows C Houie bow the clever house builder con- S trived to construct a house 25 by 100 25 by 100 foot and »till feet on a plot of ground 25 by 100 feet and still have sufficient space remaining for a lawn 25 by 100 feet. And here is the solution to the puzzle of the 36 squares. You will notice that the 12 counters have been placed on the board so that only two counters are in any one row, column or diagonal. The solutions to this week's puz zles will be given in next week's Fun. Fun's Easy Drawing Lesson It is easy to become an artist when you know how to draw. It is easy to draw when you know where each line should begin and end. So much by way of introduction. FUN invites its young readers to take a lesson in sim plified art by filling in the necessary lines on the accompany ing numbered chart. Take a pencil or pen and start from the dot at 1 and draw to the dot at 2, then from 2 to 3, and so on until you reach 29. Then see what you have drawn. What's the Answer? Here is a pretty little mathematical puzzle which will interest those who have a fondness for difficult problems. Put down the fraction representing one-sixth in Roman figures, as follows: p —mmm Now add one more stroke so \ y that the sum now represented \n * A Sum In Strange Addition Add three to ten, and then divide Till eight the sum has satisfied. Perhaps you think it can't be done. You'll see just how in next week's FUN. The Puzzle of Father's Pocketbook Mr. Jones took his three little daughters to the seashore. Of course, they wanted some money to spend. To Tillie, his eldest girl, he gave half of what he had and one dollar more. Then Jessie, the second girl, got half of what was left and two dollars over. The third daughter, Mildred, got half of w hat was* left and three dollars over. This left poor father with just one dollar for himself. How much money had he given to each of his three daughters? Brotherly Affection The volunteer regiments had gone into camp for the usual summer maneuvers and the com missary department had arranged with a neighbor ing farmer for the delivery of certain supplies. One day the farmer's boy arrived driving a team of mules. One of tbe regimental bands was out rehearsing, so the hoy jumped from his wagon and held the mules until the band had marched past. "Why do you hang on to your brothers so tightly?" said an officer . "Don't they like music 3 " "Oh, it isn't that." replied the boy. "I'm afraid they might enlist.*' ± Bee comes round back — a rear attack — a sharp surprise is sprung. "Dog-gone a fcee; the laugh's on me," yelps Petey Pupp, "I'm stung!"