## CATCHING THE THIEF.

(

Money Puzzles)

"Now, constable," said the defendant's counsel in cross-examination,"

you say that the prisoner was exactly twenty-seven steps ahead of you

when you started to run after him?"

"Yes, sir."

"And you swear that he takes eight steps to your five?"

"That is so."

"Then I ask you, constable, as an intelligent man, to explain how you

ever caught him, if that is the case?"

"Well, you see, I have got a longer stride. In fact, two of my steps are

equal in length to five of the prisoner's. If you work it out, you will

find that the number of steps I required would bring me exactly to the

spot where I captured him."

Here the foreman of the jury asked for a few minutes to figure out the

number of steps the constable must have taken. Can you also say how many

steps the officer needed to catch the thief?

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