(related to Problem: The Village Simpleton)

The day of the week on which the conversation took place was Sunday. For when the day after tomorrow (Tuesday) is "yesterday," "today" will be Wednesday; and when the day before yesterday (Friday) was "tomorrow," "today" was Thursday. There are two days between Thursday and Sunday, and between Sunday and Wednesday.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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