Alice in Puzzle-Land. A Carrollian tale for children under by Raymond M. Smullyan

By Raymond M. Smullyan

A number puzzles facing observe play and good judgment, arithmetic and philosophy, that includes Alice and the creatures of Wonderland.

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Aw, come on! That puzzle has whiskers on it," said the Gryphon. " "I haven't heard that one," remarked Alice. "All right, I'll tell you what you does," said the Gryphon, with a yawn, "you tells this here puzzle to the lady who ain't heard it, and 47 ALICE IN PUZZLE- LAND I'll meanwhile take a nap. " The Gryphon then coiled himself into a perfect position for a nap, while the Mock Turtle told Alice this old puzzle of the frog. "One morning a frog fell into a well thirty feet deep. By day he could climb up three feet, but each night he slipped back two feet.

Sobbed the Mock Turtle. " asked the Gryphon. " sobbed the Mock Turtle. " said the Gryphon. "Just tell us one and let us judge whether it's so sad. " HOW MANY WERE LOST ? Alice and the Gryphon had to wait several minutes before the Mock Turtle could compose himself sufficiently to continue. " replied the Gryphon. The Mock Turtle made no immediate reply, but only buried his face in his paws again. After some time, he continued. "Let's put it this way—there were nine men lost in the mountains. They had food enough to last only five days.

But as he walked around, the monkey kept turning and faced George the whole time. " Alice thought about this for quite a while. 3 ALICE IN PUZZLE- LAND "I'm really not quite sure," she replied. " asked Alice. "They says that because George walked completely around the organ, and the monkey was on top of the organ the whole time, then George's path completely encircled the monkey, therefore George must have walked around him. But I says different—I says if George had walked around the monkey, he would have seen the monkey's back.

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