The Trickery of Brother BenMystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.
Brother Ben was a brother of the Archdiocese of Puzzles.
Every month at the Archdiocese, a tourist group toured throughout the monastery. One room of particular note was Brother Ben's. The tourists were lead in through the only door in and out of the room. It contained a rather dusty desk fully equipped with musty blank scrolls, dried up ink wells, and a quill. There was a trap door that housed Brother Ben's valuables, as well, but that remained locked as the tours progressed. Through the only window in the room, which was barred up and only one foot tall by one foot wide, one could see the excellent view of the ocean.
When it was ascertained that all of the tourists were inside the room, the only door was locked until the tourists agreed to pay up money towards the Archdiocese of Puzzles. Yet every time this occurred, Brother Ben was able to escape the room flawlessly.
How is this possible?
Hint- Brother Ben entered the room before the tourists did, and was inside after the door was locked.
- Brother Ben did not ascend nor descend to exit the room.
- Brother Ben valued his room very much. As such, he did not inflict damage upon his own room upon exiting.
- When Brother Ben exited the room, the room got warmer.
- None of the tourists were harmed in his escape.
AnswerBrother Ben is a ghost. The dust, must, and dried up ink should have tipped off that he hasn't been in existence for a while. He simply vanished through the wall after the door was locked, leaving the tourists with no choice but to donate.
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