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No. IX
THE ALIBI PROBLEM

LORD HERNGILL read out the demand made by the editor of The Pig-Keepers' Friend on the ingenuity of the members of the Problem Club. Members were required to produce evidence, that could be given in good faith, that at a certain hour, day or night, they had been in two places at once, the two places not being less than one hundred miles apart.
Lord Herngill said that he felt anxious and depressed. His manner and appearance, it may be added, hardly bore out the statement. He assigned his depression to two reasons. Firstly, other chairmen had had the simple task of adjudicating on a point of fact. He -a new member, a novice, a mere babe, as you might say-was required to undertake far more delicate and difficult work, and to

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base his decision on an estimate of evidence. Secondly, the secretary for the evening was Mr Wildersley. On the last occasion that Wildersley had acted as secretary he had adorned the minute-book with drawings of the chairman which were undoubtedly amusing and possessed of artistic merit, but at the same time were calculated to bring that chairman into ridicule and contempt.
` So you see, gentlemen,' Lord Herngill continued, ` that this is nervous work for me. However, I will make the plunge. Towards the end of dinner a telegram was handed to Mr Feldane over which I noticed him to be chuckling. May I inquire if it had any bearing on the problem before us ?'
'Well, it had,' Jimmy admitted. 'Brainy work to have guessed it. But I'm not on in this act-I'm resting. The wire really concerns Hesseltine's claim.'
` You two generally hunt in couples. Perhaps Mr Hesseltine will let you put his case for him.'

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