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The three friends (Posted on 2002-06-11) Difficulty: 2 of 5
There were once three friends. Abe is a Knight, Bill is a Liar, and Carl is neither, having been brought up in a foreign country. (This means he can either lie or tell the truth depending on what he feels like.)

One day, the three were sitting on a bench when the king's herald stopped by to deliver a message to one of them.

He asked the man sitting on the left side of the bench:

"Who's that sitting in the middle? To which the man replied: "Why that's Abe".

He then asked the man in the middle directly:

"What's your name?" and got the answer "My name's Carl."

Confused, he asked the man on the right:

"Who is that sitting in the middle?" and was immediately told: "That's Bill, of course!"

Can you help the king's herald figure out who is who?

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Answer | Comment 10 of 13 |

The person sitting in the left is Carl.

The person sitting in the middle is Bill.

The person sitting in the right is Abe.

Edited on May 13, 2008, 4:26 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-05-12 16:17:15

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