Here is a collection of pictorial rebuses representing well known articles which we see in a hardware store. This puzzle is designed for the little folks who should soon be able to originate puzzles on similar lines.
The hardware store shows the articles: Stovelifters, hammers, nails, bolts, spades, castors, locks, glass, hose.
The bank cashier could tell some interesting experiences which occur to enliven the routine of ordinary business, and of some pretty problems of a very puzzling nature. What would you do. for instance, when an old gent, who, like the majority of mortals, is averse to figuring, pushes in a check for 200 dollars and says: "Give me some one dollar bills, ten times as many twos and the balance in fives!" I say, what would you do?
The cashier gave 5 ones, 50 twos and 19 fives.
A word, I know, will quickly show
What wicked people are;
And when transposed, will be disclosed
A name they always share;
Transposed aright, 'twill bring to light.
What all would wish to do,
If altered now, 'twill fairly show
What hides them from our view.
Cipher Answer.— 5, 22, 9, 12.
Among the curious things which Mother Goose tells the young folks they will see in Wonderland, nothing in the entire category of her jingling rhymes excites the juvenile mind more than the description of the monstrosity of the “Horse with his head where the tail should be.” The very suggestion is so inconceivably funny and gives such scope for flights of imagination that it will be a grand puzzle to discover who can make the best transformation, according to the well-known lines; See! see! what shall I see?
A horse's head where his tail should be.
We reverse the order of things in this puzzle, and will put the cart before the horse so as to give the answer showing the horse's head where his tail ought to be; now exercise your artistic abitity and make a sketch showing the simplest way to transform the picture and place things where they belong.
If you cut the shafts off close and place on the other side the head will be where it should be.
Here is a pictorial proverb, given to sharpen the wits of the little ones. Puzzles of this kind form the stepping stones to problems of greater difficulty.
The proverb says, “It is never too late to mend."
Short was my life, and brilliant my career;
Behead me, I in lovely green appear;
Behead again, I once was made to save
My chosen inmates from a watery grave.
Cipher Answer.— 19, 16, 1, 18, 11.
That man seems to be prying.