Um mistério demasiado evidente

«(…) The fact is, we have all been a good deal puzzled because the affair is so simple, and yet baffles us altogether.»

«Perhaps it is the very simplicity of the thing which puts you at fault,» said my friend.

«What nonsense you do talk!» replied the Prefect, laughing heartily.

«Perhaps the mystery is a little too plain,» said Dupin.

«Oh, good heavens! who ever heard of such an idea?»

Poe, «The Purloined Letter« (1845)