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When Merton saw Idris's fingers, he knew that Idris was rich, even though Idris wasn't wearing rings and there was nothing special about her manicure. How come?
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Did he see it by observing the fingers themselves? Or was there something relevant on the fingers? Something missing from the fingers? Relevant what century this happened? Decade? Continent? Country? Did he have any other relevant information about her? Could he have seen it if he only saw the: thumb? Index finger? Pinky? Did he see it on a certain part of the fingers? Such as: fingerprint? Knuckles? Joints? Fingernails? Dirt under the fingernails relevant? Calluses? Or lack of them? Was whatever he saw: something she deliberately did? Or a consequence of her lifestyle? Do most rich women share this trait (or what you'd like to call it)? How about rich men?
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is it the fact that the fingers were visible that is relevant? is it relevant what the fingers were doing? were they performing some action that revealed she was rich? was their placement important? were the fingers in a relevant position? were they signalling something?
could he have known she was riich by observing some other part of her body? her toes? her face?
is the colour of the fingers relevant? is her age relevant? her race? her religion? her education? her place of residence? her romantic relationships? her hobbies? her pets? her job?

was idris doing anything immoral at the time? being charitable?
were her riches were earned? inherited? married into wealth? relevant?
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Just a weird wild guess: Did she have a knuckle tattoo that said r-i-c-h?
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Did he see it by observing the fingers themselves? yesish Or was there something relevant on the fingers? no Something missing from the fingers? no Relevant what century this happened? probably could be almost anytime, but more likely before about 1995 or so Decade? see previous answerContinent? noCountry? noDid he have any other relevant information about her? yesCould he have seen it if he only saw the: thumb? yope Index finger? yope Pinky? yope Did he see it on a certain part of the fingers? noSuch as: fingerprint? Knuckles? Joints? Fingernails? Dirt under the fingernails relevant? no Calluses? a rich woman may be unlikely to have callouses, but that's irrelOr lack of them? no Was whatever he saw: something she deliberately did? yes Or a consequence of her lifestyle? Do most rich women share this trait (or what you'd like to call it)? probably not How about rich men? about as likely as women, that's my guess
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is it the fact that the fingers were visible that is relevant? yes is it relevant what the fingers were doing? noish were they performing some action that revealed she was rich? noish was their placement important? yopewere the fingers in a relevant position? noish were they signalling something? no
could he have known she was riich by observing some other part of her body?possiblyish her toes? ditto her face? ditto
is the colour of the fingers relevant? no is her age relevant? noher race? no her religion? noher education? no her place of residence? no her romantic relationships? no her hobbies? no her pets? no her job? no

was idris doing anything immoral at the time? no being charitable? no
were her riches were earned? inherited? married into wealth? relevant?
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Just a weird wild guess: Did she have a knuckle tattoo that said r-i-c-h? No. Why suppose only a rich person would do that?
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Time period relevant? The season? Were her hands in contrast to those of others? Being warm? Ungloved?
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Well, I said it was weird! And, now that you point it out, it sounds even less likely.

Does it have to do with (not) wearing gloves?
Is there anything special about Merton that we should find out? Is he rich too?
Was it something she was doing with her fingers?
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Time period relevant? no The season? no Were her hands in contrast to those of others? noBeing warm? no Ungloved? she was ungloved & that's relevant

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Well, I said it was weird! And, now that you point it out, it sounds even less likely.

Does it have to do with (not) wearing gloves?it;s relevant that she was not wearing gloves
Is there anything special about Merton that we should find out? noIs he rich too? irrel
Was it something she was doing with her fingers? no
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Was Merton wearing gloves? Did Merton say anything relevant? Did Idris?
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Is it relevant where they were? Indoors, outdoors?
The other relevant information he had about her, was it about her looks? Her character?
Would a poor woman have worn gloves in the same situation?
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Was Merton wearing gloves?irrel Did Merton say anything relevant? no Did Idris? no
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Is it relevant where they were? yes Indoors, outdoors? indoors
The other relevant information he had about her, was it about her looks? no Her character? no
Would a poor woman have worn gloves in the same situation? no
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Relevant what building they are in? A restaurant? Somewhere cold?
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Were they alone in the room/building? Are other people relevant? People with gloved hands?

Was the other relevant information about her belongings? Her habits? Her preferences?

Were they in a car?
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was she is some sort of situation where non-rich people wou;d be wearing gloves? and one would have to be rich to be able to not wear gloves? or only the rich would choose not to wear gloves?
is the situation one where non-rich people are performing some sort of task? that requires gloves? and only the rich would not be performing that task? because they could pay someone else to do it?

is the non-wearing of gloves a signifier of wealth in this situation? of high status? is social stautus relevant here? apart from wealth? royalty?
is Idris's non-wearing of gloves by her choice? someone else's? has she got gloves? has she forgotten them? have they been stolen? were the gloves so expensive/valuable that they were worth stealing? thus indicating that she must have been rich to own them? for example fur gloves? is the reason this is less likely to happen after about 1995 that fur has become much less socially acceptable since about then?

or had she hidden them? to prevent them being stolen? because they were valuable?
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BLOOOPERRRRALERTTTT!!!!!Relevant what century this happened? probably could be almost anytime, but more likely before about 1995 or so Decade? see previous answer 'More likely before about 1995 or so should be deleted
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Relevant what building they are in? yes A restaurant? noSomewhere cold? irrel
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Were they alone in the room/building? irrel Are other people relevant? noPeople with gloved hands? no

Was the other relevant information about her belongings? no Her habits? no Her preferences? no

Were they in a car? unlikely
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was she is some sort of situation where non-rich people wou;d be wearing gloves?not necessarily and one would have to be rich to be able to not wear gloves? no or only the rich would choose not to wear gloves? no
is the situation one where non-rich people are performing some sort of task? no that requires gloves? no and only the rich would not be performing that task? no because they could pay someone else to do it? no

is the non-wearing of gloves a signifier of wealth in this situation?yope of high status? see previous answer is social stautus relevant here? see next answerapart from wealth? noroyalty? this would be true of royalty but not just them irrel
is Idris's non-wearing of gloves by her choice? someone else's? irrelhas she got gloves? irrel has s nohe forgotten them? nohave they been stolen? were the gloves so expensive/valuable that they were worth stealing? no thus indicating that she must have been rich to own them? nofor example fur gloves? nois the reason this is less likely to happen after about 1995 that fur has become much less socially acceptable since about then? see above bloooperrralertttttttttt--& by the way, I wear fur (usually from thrift shops A LOT). Am I socially unacceptable??

or had she hidden them? no to prevent them being stolen? no because they were valuable? no
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Is Merton wearing gloves? Are there other men there who are wearing gloves? Who aren't? Other women who are? Who aren't?
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Is Merton wearing gloves? Are there other men there who are wearing gloves? Who aren't? Other women who are? Who aren't?all are irrel
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If Merton saw Idris's fingers (and nothing else - say she was in another room and reached with her fingers around the doorway) could he tell she was rich?

Could he tell if he only saw an image of her fingers? If so, would any image do or would it have to be a painting, photo or some other medium?
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If Merton saw Idris's fingers (and nothing else - say she was in another room and reached with her fingers around the doorway) could he tell she was rich? no

Could he tell if he only saw an image of her fingers? yes If so, would any image do no or would it have to be a painting, photo or some other medium? It would have to be a painting
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Did Merton see Idris in person?
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Did Merton see Idris in person? no--he saw her ONLY in a [painting!!
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Was anyone else in the painting? Is the location of the painting relevant? The setting inside the painting?
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My Last Duchess
Robert Browning

That's my last duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call
That piece a wonder, now: FrÓ Pandolf's hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.
Will't please you sit and look at her? I said
"FrÓ Pandolf" by design, for never read
Strangers like you that pictured countenance,
The depth and passion of its earnest glance,
But to myself they turned (since none puts by
The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)
And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst,
How such a glance came there; so, not the first
Are you to turn and ask thus. Sir, 'twas not
Her husband's presence only, called that spot
Of joy into the Duchess' cheek: perhaps
FrÓ Pandolf chanced to say "Her mantle laps
"Over my lady's wrist too much," or "Paint
"Must never hope to reproduce the faint
"Half-flush that dies along her throat": such stuff
Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough
For calling up that spot of joy. She had
A heart how shall I say? too soon made glad,
Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.
Sir, 'twas all one! My favor at her breast,
The dropping of the daylight in the West,
The bough of cherries some officious fool
Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule
She rode with round the terrace all and each
Would draw from her alike the approving speech,
Or blush, at least. She thanked men good! but thanked
Somehow I know not how as if she ranked
My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name
With anybody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame
This sort of trifling? Even had you skill
In speech which I have not to make your will
Quite clear to such an one, and say, "Just this
"Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss,
"Or there exceed the mark" and if she let
Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set
Her wits to yours, forsooth, and make excuse,
E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose
Never to stoop. Oh sir, she smiled, no doubt,
Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without
Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands
As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet
The company below, then. I repeat,
The Count your master's known munificence
Is ample warrant that no just pretense
Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;
Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed
At starting, is my object. Nay we'll go
Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though,
Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity,
Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!

My Last Duchess
Robert Browning
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Was anyone else in the painting? irrel Is the location of the painting relevant? no The setting inside the painting? no
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My Last Duchess
Robert Browning

That's my last duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call
That piece a wonder, now: FrÓ Pandolf's hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.
Will't please you sit and look at her? I said
"FrÓ Pandolf" by design, for never read
Strangers like you that pictured countenance,
The depth and passion of its earnest glance,
But to myself they turned (since none puts by
The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)
And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst,
How such a glance came there; so, not the first
Are you to turn and ask thus. Sir, 'twas not
Her husband's presence only, called that spot
Of joy into the Duchess' cheek: perhaps
FrÓ Pandolf chanced to say "Her mantle laps
"Over my lady's wrist too much," or "Paint
"Must never hope to reproduce the faint
"Half-flush that dies along her throat": such stuff
Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough
For calling up that spot of joy. She had
A heart how shall I say? too soon made glad,
Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.
Sir, 'twas all one! My favor at her breast,
The dropping of the daylight in the West,
The bough of cherries some officious fool
Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule
She rode with round the terrace all and each
Would draw from her alike the approving speech,
Or blush, at least. She thanked men good! but thanked
Somehow I know not how as if she ranked
My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name
With anybody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame
This sort of trifling? Even had you skill
In speech which I have not to make your will
Quite clear to such an one, and say, "Just this
"Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss,
"Or there exceed the mark" and if she let
Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set
Her wits to yours, forsooth, and make excuse,
E'en then would be some stooping; and I choose
Never to stoop. Oh sir, she smiled, no doubt,
Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without
Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands
As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet
The company below, then. I repeat,
The Count your master's known munificence
Is ample warrant that no just pretense
Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;
Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed
At starting, is my object. Nay we'll go
Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though,
Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity,
Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!

My Last Duchess
Robert Browning I've always liked this poem, esoecially the part about a heart too soon made glad. But it's irrel to this puzzle
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Is the rest of Idris' clothing relevant? Is she wearing any clothing at all? Any jewelry?
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Is the rest of Idris' clothing relevant?no but see next answer Is she wearing any clothing at all? probably Any jewelry? irrel
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Are only her hands bare? Are her arms? Feet? Torso?
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...Legs?
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is it relevant who paid for the painting? who commissioned it? who painted it?

is the subject of the painting - other than she was in it - relevant? were there other relevant people in the painting? was she the most obvious person in the painting? any animals in the painting? children? relevant?

is it relevant that it's easier to paint gloved hands than ungloved? and so a painting with ungloved hands might take longer? so cost more? so one might have to be rich to pay for that extra time?

relevant whether oils or watercolour? was it a portrait of her? of her with her family? was it supposed to be flattering?
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Balin (Balin)
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Are only her hands bare?see subsequent answers Are her arms? possiblyFeet? possiblyTorso? probably not
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...Legs?
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is it relevant who paid for the painting? yes who commissioned it? yeswho painted it? yes

is the subject of the painting - other than she was in it - relevant? no were there other relevant people in the painting? was she the most obvious person in the painting? any animals in the painting? children? relevant?

is it relevant that it's easier to paint gloved hands than ungloved? yes and so a painting with ungloved hands might take longer? yes so cost more? yes so one might have to be rich to pay for that extra time? yes

relevant whether oils or watercolour?probably oils was it a portrait of her? yesof her with her family? irrel was it supposed to be flattering? presumably

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Clever Hannah triumphs again!! It is difficult & time-consuming to paint fingers, so when you see fingers in a commissioned painting, you can be confident that the person portrayed was rich. When you see one of my puzzles spoiled, you can be confident that a new one awaits you at the bottom of the page.

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