Throughout the month of September we’ll be sharing the stories of some new characters here, on the blog. Cryptic clues are hidden in every story, to help you answer the question written at the end of each tale. There’ll be three questions each working day – and a prize for the first person who answers a question correctly.
Today, our three winners will each receive a Flickr Pro account, and a free pack of MiniCards.
We start our quiz with three brothers, and a tale of a most interesting client…
As Sam says, “It just takes a bit of fore… er, threesight.”
We may not look the type but we solve big problems, my brothers and I. Perhaps it’s because we’re small of stature that people underestimate us. Or perhaps it’s because they assume our mental acuity is affected by our visual acuity. Either way, it’s their loss when they pass us over for the competition.
You see, we’re experts in our field. You can search ten (to the hundredth power, even) times over and not find anyone that comes before Sam, Nick, & Ray. When small businesses owners find themselves in trouble during their first few years they come to us. And we sort things out for them. At least we do when they listen to our advice. When they underestimate us it’s a bloody mess, sometimes literally…
It was a cloudy cold day when she walked into the office. She was wearing a moth-eaten fur coat like some deposed queen. She said her name was Mary and that she needed our help. A corporate shark was looking to take a bite out of her business and she said that unless she could figure out how to get more customers, pronto, she might as well ride out of town on a bronco. She laughed nervously, “I’m a poet and I…”
“Please, sit down,” I interrupted. I didn’t have the heart to tell her pronto and bronco didn’t rhyme. Sam and Ray tapped on over and pulled out a chair for her. We didn’t know it then, and it pains me to admit it now, but this dame was going to be trouble. Big trouble for all three of us. But for now we offered her a cup of tea and asked what her story was.
She sighed heavily, dabbed at her eyes with a lace-edged hanky, and opened her mouth, lips trembling to hold back the tears, and told us the first of a great many lies…
Remember, only the first correct answer posted in the comments will win!
We’ll approve all answers to this question when the next question goes online, to give everyone a fair crack at the whip!
I think they are Three Blind Mice
The three little pigs?
Just kidding, I’m stumped!
the billy goats Gruff?
3 blind mice…?
I think the three brothers are…MOO MiniCards!
Three Blind Mice?
The Three Blind Mice
Spade is the brothers’ name.
My guess is three blind mice!
are they the three blind mice
The Three Blind Mice? The farmer’s wife was a reference to Mary, Queen of Scots, a deposed queen.
Are they Choreographers.??
The three blind mice
3 Blind Mice?
the three blind mice? but then they’d be hugh, tom and nick…
The brothers Grimm
The Three Blind Mice
the big three
Could they be the three blind mice?
Three Blind Mice
Adolphus II, Francis and Alexander
The three little pigs!
You are the Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice1
Three blind mice
My answer is “Charles”.
09/01/09 10:29 AM (MST-United States)
could it be the Grimms brothers?
Three blind mice.
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