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What Had Happened?
posted by Sifat - January 28 2011 03:50:58 AM
Emily was sitting at her study table, home alone, on a cold and stormy night. Her parents had taken a flight earlier in the morning to Australia as her grandmother had passed away. She had wanted to follow her parents but she had an important English examination the next day which she could not miss.

The storm was getting heavier by the minute and the wind was howling outside. All this noise made it very hard for her to concentrate. She was on the verge of dozing off when she was shaken alert by a sudden "THUD!" She dismissed it as a window which had been slammed shut by the wind.

She tried to concentrate on her books when she heard faint footsteps. Emily got out of her room and looked around when suddenly, without warning, she was grabbed by the neck. She tried to scream but it came out as a mere whimper as the intruder was pressing hard against her throat with his arm. She tried to free herself from his grip but to no avail.

"Give me all your money!" growled the man who had grabbed her from behind.

"Th-there is none h-here! Please ll-let me go!" cried Emily.

"Don't LIE TO ME!" screamed the increasingly agitated man. She felt the man strengthen his grip around her neck. She said nothing and a few seconds passed by in silence. Suddenly the phone rang which alerted both of them.

"People will get suspicious if I don't answer the phone," said Emily, with a controlled voice. The intruder let her go.

"Alright, but NO funny business, or ELSE!" said the nervous intruder. Emily walked toward the phone. She took a deep breath and calmed herself. She picked up the phone.

"Hey Em! How's the revision going?" said the caller.

"Hey Anna. Thanks for the call. Hey you know those Science notes I lent you last week? Well I really need them back. It would be a great help to me. It's an emergency, so if you could give me them tomorrow it would be great. Please hurry in finding the notes. I need to get back to my books now. Bye," Emily said. She hung up the phone.

"It was wise of you not to say anything," said the intruder, although he was more than a bit confused by her conversation.

"Now TELL ME WHERE THE MONEY IS KEPT!" screamed the thief.

"' my dad's room. The first room on the right. Third drawer," said Emily.

"SHOW me!" said the man, and removed his grip around her neck. She took a big gulp of air and nearly fell. She swallowed hard and said a silent prayer. She walked slowly, in silence, toward her father's room. All of a sudden, they heard police sirens. The intruder froze in his footsteps. He ran to the nearest window and jumped out of it.

Emily ran outside in time to see the intruder being escorted into the car. She saw Anna and she ran toward her and hugged her.

"Smart kids," said the policeman.

What had happened?

Hint- Read the conversation carefully and think outside the box.
Reply by Caprico - January 28 2011 03:56:13 AM
She had an English exam, why would she need Science notes? Something like that? Or is it a code?

Reply by Sifat - January 28 2011 03:58:54 AM
No. No codes and not the right answer. Think more what she did?

Reply by Caprico - January 28 2011 04:03:32 AM
She didn't answer the question that was asked to her by Anna?

Reply by Sifat - January 28 2011 04:06:24 AM
No. Then how did she told her that she was in a trouble?Okay.. As u are trying my last clue to u- What did she DO with the phone? Also READ THE CONVERSATION CAREFULLY.

Reply by Caprico - January 28 2011 04:12:30 AM
I did :( Does it have anything to do with the words "help... emergency... hurry..." or something? and she hung up the phone... You mean to say she didn't keep it down?

Reply by Sifat - January 28 2011 08:07:45 AM
Emily had used the mute button during her conversation with Anna so that all Anna heard was: " hurry". Anna, sensing something was wrong, called the police and told them Emily's address. The police were able to come to Emily's house in time to catch the perpetrator.
I am sorry u couldn't get it fully even after 2 hints. But never mind, well tried.

Reply by Caprico - January 29 2011 01:22:19 AM
hey, i was close in the second try :( i got the keywords and all, but i didn't think of the mute button... neway, good riddle...

Reply by Sifat - January 29 2011 02:06:48 AM
I will try posting this type of good and large riddles from now on. Do keep answering them. I have requested bigriddles to attract more members for the forum so that they can join us also and answer them. If u want it, then inform them on

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