School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 120

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  1. Riddles
    What is the hardest thing done in the world?
    Ans. To take a grain of bread soda out of a fly's eye with two telegraph poles.
    A little wood, a little wire, a little house without a fire.
    Ans. A Bird-Cage
    On what side of the mug is the handle
    Ans. The outside.
    It is there on your hand, you can plainly see what never was or never will be.
    Ans. Any of your five fingers are not the same length.
    What has eyes and cannot see?
    Ans. A potato.
    What has a tongue and cannot talk?
    Ans. A Shoe.
    What gets bigger the more you take from it?
    Ans. A grave.
    The man that made it did not want it, the man that bought it did not need it, the man that wore it never saw it. What was that?
    Ans. A Coffin.
    What has three feet but no legs?
    Ans. a yard measure.
    What has four legs and a foot?
    Ans. A bed.
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