On Christmas Day my Uncle Paul
To look at something came to call
“...!” he shouted. That was all.
For clues that’s not a lot, I know.
Ive got a hunch you’ll guess it though.

What was the one English word that Uncle Paul shouted?


My guess is



Each line begins with the line number spelled out, but missing a letter. Therefore, line three begins with 'three' but missing a letter in the same way. Our options are 'hree', 'tree', 'thee', and 'thre'. The only one that is a real word that someone could conceivably shout (no one shouts 'thee') is the answer.

  • $\begingroup$ @Hugh Meyers Changed my answer to what I think is definitely it. I was wondering how the 'pattern' tag might fit in lol $\endgroup$ – kanoo Nov 20 '18 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ Congrats! The pattern is just the order of the words. So you don’t have to worry about trying to find things outside that range. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Nov 20 '18 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ The title is a hint too if course. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Nov 20 '18 at 20:43
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    $\begingroup$ Si, you’ve indeed done a great job! Even I think so! ‘Ight?? $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Nov 20 '18 at 21:17

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