Mystery Challenge Number 3
Mia was quietly reading one afternoon when Morris pulled away from his research on the computer and turned to her.
"I have another challenge for you, if you are of mind to accept."
"Of course, I am always up for a challenge," she replied.
"Capital. Ponder then upon the words 'cabbaged' and 'fabaceae', the latter being of leguminous fame. What oddness do they share, and why might I remark upon it?"
Mia set to work on it right away.
Consisting solely as they do of the first seven letters of the alphabet-they are in fact the joint longest words in English to do so. Both cabbaged and fabaceae are words that can be played as a sequence of notes upon a musical instrument.