no puzzle of the whole collection caused
found more entertaining than that produced by the Host of
who accompanied the party all the way.
called the pilgrims together
and spoke as follows: "My merry masters all, now that it be my turn to
give your brains a twist, I will show ye a little piece of craft that
will try your wits to their full bent.
yet methinks it is but a
simple matter when the doing of it is made clear.
be a cask of
London ale, and in my hands do I hold two measures—one of
and the other of three pints.
show how it is possible for me to
a true pint into each of the measures."
course, no other vessel or
article is to be used, and no marking of the measures is allowed. It is
knotty little problem and a fascinating one.
good many persons to-day
will find it by no means an easy task. Yet it can be done.