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By Ian Stewart   March 2005

Which hat is whose?

Every Friday afternoon, the committee of the Hardleigh Bothering Women’s Institute meets in the village café for tea and scones. The committee members are Mrs Black, Mrs Brown, Mrs Green and Mrs White.

On this particular occasion, each lady wore a hat.

“What a coincidence!” said Mrs White.

“What is?” said Mrs Green, suspiciously.

“The colours of our hats are the same as our names!” Mrs White said. “One black, one brown, one green, and one white!”

“True, but my hat isn’t the same colour as my name,” Mrs Brown pointed out, sipping delicately from…

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