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Maya
Wait a second! That initial “V” isn’t short for Vi by any chance? As in Viola DeRama, the millionaire heiress who thinks she is a scientist and sees villainy around every corner?

Beadle
One and the same, I believe.

Gray
Who on earth is Viola DeRama?

Beadle
Where have you been, Mr. Fischer? Last year Ms. DeRama watched Old Faithful Geyser erupt, then set a stop watch for one hour later.

When the geyser failed to go off at the sound of her alarm, she called a press conference, reporting that foul play had occurred and Old Faithful was in trouble. If Viola had thought to check her information, she would have learned that, despite the myth, Old Faithful has never erupted at exact hourly intervals. The period of time between eruptions ranges from 45 to 120 minutes, though the average is 92 minutes.

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Cast of characters - Maya Crowbes, Dr. A Beadle, Gray Fischer, Viola DeRama
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Q: Does Old Faithful Geyser erupt every sixty minutes?

GLOSSARY: villainy—acts of wickedness