Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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The Quest for Answers in End of Time Street

Episode 9

Well, fancy that! when we left End of Time Street, poor Olive Major was pinned beneath the incredible bulk of the Prime Suspect and could barely breathe but. . . . .renowned for her probity, we can be excused for expecting something outstanding from her in such a dire position, so, read on:

With her brain working like a computer, DS Major didn't waste any time faffing about, she assessed her situation with the intensity of a hobbyist whose interests include Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Chess and Draughts, Escapology, Fencing, Football – wait a bit, Escapology! how fortunate – she calculated the total weight under which she was pinned, braced her arms and legs, focussed her mind like an ice bolt on her sole objective, felt the cold steel in her determination and quickly heaved, twisted, turned and flung the thing like a sandbag, so that he rolled and tumbled across thee street, finishing up like a sack of spuds, leaning drunkenly against a wall; in a flash, Olive was on her feet, found a length of heavy duty chain and a massive padlock lying discarded just a few feet away and in no time had the unconscious villain trussed up like a chicken; she made a quick call to the Station and informed the Desk Sergeant that a lorry with lifting gear might be required to collect him rather than the usual wheel-barrow used for D&Is (Drunk and Incapable) on Friday and Saturday nights, then dashed on, towards the building where she had last seen her boss, DI Crusted, hanging about like a left-over Christmas Tree bauble – from the street she could see no sign of him, so dashed up the stairs, five steps at a time, until she reached to top landing – the door still hung askew after being barged open by the monster she had left chained and awaiting collection, cautiously, Olive pushed it aside and stepped slowly into the room; immediately she saw the viciously slashed and hacked corpse of a young woman sprawled on an ancient and blood-soaked sofa, but there was no apparent sign of Crusted; Olive pulled her back-up burner phone from her pocket and tapped a few keys, then waited; and after several seconds, she heard the DI's phone ringing, over to the left, and she quickly moved round the sofa but stopped short when she saw him, and the dreadful state of him!

OMG! what on earth has happened to our Hero and how will our Heroine deal with this unexpected turn of events? find out in the next chilling episode, Love Potion Number 9!

(by MissTeriWoman)
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