They were up to their usual capers.
These eleven clever people are gathered at one end of old man Eastman's well-decorated Lobby, trying to figure out how to fix his vintage automobile.
They've got a good ear for engine problems, but are not quite as good at keeping track of what repairs they've tried.
|>>>Attempt number<<<||Attempted repair leading to engine noise||Resulting engine noise had something acoustically in common with|
|1 of 9 (for Mr. Boddy, anyway)||Connected the bottom of the 27-ball-bearing assemblage to the reflector that was new less than thirty days ago.||BLOOP!|
|0.00729735||Connected the lowest point of the lower radiator to the reflector with the automobile name on it.||CLUNK!|
|5 out of 123456789||Connected the central generator coil to the middle of the top small crossbar.||HOWL!|
|2 out of 2||Connected the rusty reflector to the blue water holder.||KNOCK!|
|144||Connected the round weight on the timing apparatus to the shiniest round reflector.||PLOP!|
|1 of 4 (and by far the weakest!)||Connected the right end of the generator shaft to the center of the 27-ball-bearing assemblage.||SNAP!|
|I already told you that.||Connected the middle of the bottom of the glass to the thin glass tube.||SPLAT!|
|Just ask someone — they'll tell you immediately.||Connected the gap the spark crosses to the center of the radio receiver.||SQUEAK!|
|10 10ths||Connected the gap in the radio receiver to the tail end of the thing with the tail lights.||VROOM!|
|85 out of 118||Connected the core of the central gas reservoir to the leftmost wheel on the generator.||YAHOO!|
|Sorry, I can't really tell one from another.||Connected the top of the 27-ball-bearing assemblage to the top of the glass.||ZOOM!|