In the illustration Hendrick and Katrün
engaged in the
exhilarating sport of attempting the capture of a couple of hogs.
Why did they fail?
Strange as it may seem, a complete answer is
afforded in the
puzzle game that I will now explain.
the simple diagram on a conveniently large sheet of
paper, and use four marked counters to represent the Dutchman, his
and the two hogs.
At the beginning of the game these must be placed
squares on which
they are shown.
One player represents Hendrick and Katrün, and
The first player moves the Dutchman and his wife one square
each in any direction (but not diagonally), and then the second player
moves both pigs one square each (not diagonally); and so on, in turns,
until Hendrick catches one hog and Katrün the other.
This you will find would be absurdly easy if the
this is just what Dutch pigs will not do.