School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 049

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Riddles 4. 1.. 1938
There was a man who had no eyes and he went out to view the skies,
He saw a tree with apples on it,
He took no apples off it nor he left no apples on it.
Answer. He had only one eye. He saw a tree with two apples on it and he only took one apple off and he left one apple on it.
What goes round and round the wood and never gets into it?
Answer. The bark of a tree.
What goes round the house and peeps into every hole.
Answer. The sun.
Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat, You may guess for ever but you would not guess that.
Answer. A pipe
What is the most bashful thing in the world.
Answer. A clock, because it keeps its hands before its face.
When is it risky to go to church.
Answer. When there is a canon in the pulpit.

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Collector
John Morrow
Gender
male
Address
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Informant
William Morrow
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
59
Address
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Language
English