2.6. Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice all live in the
same house. Bob and Carol go out to a movie, and when they return, Alice is
lying dead on the floor in a puddle of water and glass. It is obvious that
Ted killed her but Ted is not prosecuted or severely punished. (From
2.6 answer: Alice is a goldfish; Ted is a cat. (Or a dog, since the
fish’s body is still there rather than eaten.)
2.6a. A very common variant uses the names Romeo and Juliet instead, to
further mislead audiences. For example: Romeo is looking down on Juliet’s
dead body, which is on the floor surrounded by water and broken glass.
2.6a answer: Same.
2.6b. Minor variant: Tom and Jean lay dead in a puddle of water with
broken pieces of glass and a baseball nearby.
2.6b answer: Tom and Jean are both fish; it was a baseball, rather than
a cat, that broke their tank. (from Mike Reymond)