Calm down, all of you. It's not the Father of This Lot. (Although if anything suspicious did ever happen to him, I imagine I would be the prime suspect, having threatened it so many times).
No, it's a puzzle. Something to get your brains going while I am out at yet another Parents Evening. Actually, that's something to bear in mind if you're thinking of having a lot of children. Once they are all at school, you will be attending a Parents Evening every other week.
Here's the puzzle:
A man was found murdered one Sunday morning.
His wife immediately called the police.
The police questioned the wife and staff and were given these alibis:
The wife claimed she was in bed reading a book
The cook claimed she was cooking the breakfast
The gardener claimed he was planting seeds
The maid claimed she was collecting the mail
The butler claimed he was polishing the silver
The police instantly arrested the murderer.
Whodunnit, and how did they know?
I'll see you later!