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 258

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Q. In which month do ladies talk the least?
A. February, because it has the fewest days.
Q. To what eye is everything invisible?
A. The eye of a potatoe[sic].
Q. What smells most in a druggist's shop.
A. The nose.
Q. If I shoot at three birds on a tree and kill one, how many will remain?
A. None; the other will fly away.
Q. What relation is your Uncle's brother to you if he is not your Uncle?
A. Your father.
Q. What animal has the most brains?
A. The hog, because it has a hog's head full of them.
Q. Why is a lucky gambler (like) a very agreeable fellow?
A. Because he has such winning ways.
Q. What is that which Adam never saw,

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Collector
Shaun Mac Intyre
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English