It was required to
show how a resident at the town
every one of the towns once, and only once, and finish
up his tour at Z.
This puzzle conceals a little trick.
After the solver has demonstrated
his satisfaction that it cannot be done in accordance with the
as he at first understood them, he should carefully examine the wording
in order to find some flaw.
It was said, "This would be easy enough if
were able to cut across country by road, as well as by rail, but he is
Now, although he is
prohibited from cutting across
nothing is said about his going by sea!
If, therefore, we carefully
again at the map, we shall find that two towns, and two only, lie on
When he reaches one of these towns he takes his departure on
board a coasting vessel and sails to the other port.
illustration shows, by a dark line, the complete route.