1. Most of you figured out that VOLIX = vol. IX = Volume 9Good work, all, for some creative answers. ready fro a new murder mystery? Seems our old friend Detective Shadow can't get away from the work, even on vacation...
2. unhappymeal figured out (and theatresphynx was close) in figuring that the horse tied to the 5-meter rope could reach the hay 6 meters away...because the rope isn't tied to anything else.
3. The two above and daddygod figured out that Rachel isn't getting the even tan at the nude beach...because SHE isn't nude. Foolish Rachel.
While on vacation in Europe, Shadow was touring some of the ancient castles. The tour went up a long flight of stairs, until they came upon a huge wooden door. The guide pulled the door open and shone a light inside. There was a long shaft with four walls ending some 40 meters below. The guide explained that this room had served as a disposal system for those who were out of favour with the castle lord. As the group made their way back down the stairs, they heard a loud scream and a thud. Shadow and the guide ran back to find a suicide note pinned to the large wooden door. They swung the door open and shone a light down the shaft. A woman from the tour lay dead at the bottom. "This was no suicide," declared Shadow, "this was murder." How could he be so certain?