A Mystery Case
For a man of ease, John Mathew kept an arduous schedule. On Wednesdays, for example, he was awakened at 9.00 and served breakfast in bed by Emanuel, his chef. Next came a quick fitness session with Basky, his personal trainer. Then, at 10.30, John Mathew answered his mail, returned phone calls and rearranged his social calendar helped by Louise, his secretary. At noon, John Mathew drove his Jaguar to the station and took a commuter train into Guindy for his weekly lunch with Lalli and Lolly, his two oldest and dearest friends. Then, on to a little shopping. The 4:05 nonstop would bring him back to Tambaram. As John Mathew drove up to the house at 5:00, Basky would have already set up the massage table and warmed the scented oils for a soothing herbal wrap. It was a gruelling life but John seemed to thrive on it. On this Wednesday, however, there was an unexpected change of plans. Today John’s shopping errand involved taking his diamond bracelet into the jeweller’s for cleaning. He threw the expensive jewel into his purse and proceeded on to lunch.
As John waved his friends good- bye and exited the restaurant, he sensed he was being followed. The feeling continued until he reached Tenth Avenue. Then, as he joined the throng of shoppers, John felt a hug. Within a split-second, a man riding pillion on a bike rode past him, grabbing his purse. He couldn’t guess who the culprit was?
1. A man of ease – Emanuel
2. John’s trainer – Lalli and Lolly
3. Mathew’s secretary – John Mathew
4. John’s chef – Louise
5. Mathew’s friends – Basky
1. A man of ease - John Mathew
2. John’s trainer - Basky
3. Mathew’s secretary - Louise
4. John’s chef - Emanuel
5. Mathew’s friends - Lalli and Lolly
1. Mathew is a very busy man. True
2. He woke up very late in the morning. True
3. He always had lunch with his family. False
Correct Statement: He had his weekly lunch
with his dearest friends Lalli and Lolly.
4. He exercised with Louise every day. False
Correct Statement: He exercised with Basky,
his personal trainer.
5. He preferred handling mail by himself. False
Correct Statement: He answered his mail with
the help of Louise, his secretary.