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Mothers Annual Outing

Submitted By: geecee

Difficulty: easy

It was that time of year again in Upper Downton, the Mothers of the village Annual Outing, usually escorted by the
curate of the picturesque hamlet but he sprained an ankle before boarding the bus.

As was his nature in always willing
to help, Percival Plunkett agreed to fill in but little did he know what was about to happen.

No more than 50 yards into their journey, these red-hot Mothers, sixteen in all, had abandoned the vicar's instructive and enlightening
programme and ordered their driver to direct the bus toward the Amusement Park and Arcade on the pier at nearby
Upton-on-Sea.

Percival felt a rising dread at the thought of releasing his increasingly vehement group in a spot with so much scope for action. Events fully justified his fears.

Five of the Mothers seemed to appoint themselves as leaders of the troupe, and no comment or look of Percival's could restrain their eagerness. One Mother led all sixteen of them in singing a ribald song at the top of their voices.

Another beaned a greengrocer with his own tomato. A third claimed to notice a fire on board a sailboat tied up to the pier, and, when the owner leaned over to look, shoved him into the ocean.

A fourth put out her cigar in the navel of a plaster copy of the Venus de Milo offered for sale in the arcade. The
fifth pinched a young man in an jmmodest spot as he walked by the group.

Percival could distinguish the Mothers
only by their attire. One wore a brown cloak, while another clutched a shawl around her shoulders. Another wore a
pink bonnet, still another was in a green dress, and the last wore a Homburg hat that she had wrestled from the head of the bus driver and steadfastly declined to return. On their return to the village, Percival went straight to the Feathered Grasshopper Inn, guzzled a frothy pint of ale in a couple of gulps and called urgently for another.

The barmaid, who immediately recognized the symptoms of a gentleman in distress, asked him what could be troubling him so. He told his story and, based on Percival's descriptions of these ringleaders, she could identify only three, Mrs.Green, Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Larson.

From this information and the following clues, for each Mother, can you determine who committed which offense, in what order and how she was dressed?



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Offense
Order
Clothing
Clicks
1
2
3

 Cigar Smoking

 Ribald Song

 Pier Push off

 First

 Second

 Third

 Hornburg Hat

 Brown Cloak

 Green Dress

 Surname

 Harrison
 Larson
 Green

 Clothing

 Hornburg Hat
 Brown Cloak
 Green Dress

 Order

 First
 Second
 Third

Clues:

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  1. Mrs. Green and the mother in the green dress both objected to the stench of the smoker's cigar.
  2. The mother in the brown cloak perpetrated her outrage earlier in the day than Mrs. Harrison's but later than the mother who led the others in singing a ribald song.
  3. A mother beaned a green grocer with his own tomato immediately after the mother in the Homburg hat, who didn't start the fun, breached the peace.
  4. The mother who shoved a boatman off the pier did not commit the first offense, and at least one mother brought the blush of shame to Percival's cheek after that fateful shove, but it wasn't Mrs. Larson.
Surname Offense Order Clothing
Harrison
Larson
Green


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