Bustop Mystery© - Solution
Clues - As she sat at the
bus stop, Maria realized that Pat had passed away.
Question - How did Maria know this?
Winner - Final
question received on 12 February from CM, who asked-
"When Maria woke up she realized Pat
had died ..... etc"?
Here are the KEY
Facts in The Bustop Mystery
1 - Pat was a dog.
Fact 2 - Pat was very old and had been very sick.
Fact 3 - Pat always barked at the door when Maria was going out.
Fact 4 - Maria suffers from sleepwalking.
Fact 5 - Maria always wakes up from her sleepwalking, when Pat barks
at the door.
Fact 6 - Waking up in her pajamas, Maria realized
Pat had died because he failed to bark at the door.
The details of The Bustop Mystery
Pat is Maria's golden retriever. They have
been friends for 14 years, and Pat's favorite activity is to go for long
walks in the park. Even though Pat has been very ill lately, he still
manages to bark loudly in anticipation of a walk, whenever Maria opens
Maria suffers from a severe case of sleepwalking. Almost
every night she rises from her bed, still asleep, and wanders about the
house. Some nights she even attempts to go outside, but Pat's barking
always wakes Maria, who finds herself standing in her pajamas, doorknob
This particular night, Maria was awakened from her sleepwalk,
not by Pat, but by the loud honk of an automobile. Opening her eyes, she
discovered herself, dressed in her jammies, and sitting on a bench at
the bus stop just in front of her house. Looking back at the house, she
could see the door standing wide open, with Pat nowhere in sight. It was
sat at the bus stop, Maria realized that Pat had passed away."
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