School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 255

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Q. What most resembles a cat looking out of a window?
A. A cat looking in at a window.
Q. What did Adam first plant in the garden of Eden?
A. His foot
Q. What is the weight of the moon?
A. Four quarters
Q. What belongs to yourself, and is used by everybody more than yourself?
A. Your name.
Q. If you throw a stone into the water what does it become before it reaches the bottom?
A. Wet.
Q. What were the first words Adam said to Eve?
A. Nobody knows.

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Collector
Patrick Mac Mullin
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English