Outwitting a ten-year-old

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From: Have you a Handkerchief?

It surely can’t be difficult to follow an urchin back to their stash house?

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 12

  • 9 - very chancy (45%)
  • 11 - chancy (55%)
  • 13 - modest (65%)
  • 15 - very modest (75%)
  • 17 - low-risk (85%)
  • 19 - straightforward (95%)
  • 20 - straightforward (100%)


Well, they need a good wash, but...

You deftly follow the little thief through crooked alleys and across a rooftop. The stash is hidden in a filthy back yard occupied by a sorrow-spider, but it is no match for your stealth and cunning.


Nobody mentioned spiders!

The urchins’ pet sorrow-spider sidles out from its hiding place in a coal scuttle and leaps for your eyes. You make it out of their yard with your vision intact, but they saw you coming. Another time, perhaps.