"Now that is wonderful strange, Constable! Because just yesterday I was noticing some peculiar markin's on Sally Scallop's shell when I dropped by to pass the time of day!
She hadn't the foggiest notion as to HOW they got there-- any mor'n I do about how I got the markin's ya' say I have got now!
She lives just the other side o' this big rock, Constable--why don't ya' ast HER about HER strange markins' ?"
"Thanks, Bill, I will!" I said. "I want to get to the bottom of this mystery!"
And I set off around the big rock.