The Case of the Mysterious Murder in Maine
RAY: A woman and her husband spent a week vacationing in Maine last
summer, where they rented a small cabin, not too far from town and
some well-known tourist attractions. About two months after they had
returned home, the woman called the police department in that small
town and reported a body - yes, a human body lying face down in the
brush behind the very cabin they had rented.
The detective to whom she spoke said there had indeed been a murder,
and only recently was the victim found in that exact spot. The
detective was angry though, and demanded to know why she had not
He asked, "What, were you in a coma or something? Or maybe you were
abducted by Martians?"
She said, "Oh no. It was nothing like that," and she explained her actions.
The detective said, "Oh, I see," and thanked her for her call.
What had she said?
I'll give a hint. The hint is "vacation."
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