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 262

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Question. Why is latitude like a clothes-line?
Answer. Because it stretches from “Pole” to “Pole”.
Q. Why is a used-up horse like a bad (bad) play?
A. Because it can't run, and won't draw.
Q. Why is a circulation library like a factory chimney?
A. Because it is constantly letting out volumes.
Q. Why are conundrums like monkeys?
A. Because they are far-fetched and trouble-some.
Q. Why are cowards like butter?
A. Because, when exposed to fire, they run.
Q. Why is a hare, run to death, a very bold animal?
A. Because it always dies game.
Q. why is bread the first necessary of life?
A. Because it is always kneaded. (needed).
Q. Why is a sick Jew like a diamond-ring?
A. Because he is a Jew ill. (jewel)

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