School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 504

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  1. Big long Tom with the big red nose the faster he runs the quicker he goes?
    Ans. A candle.
    Tis black tis white tis red all over.
    Ans. A newspaper.
    Long legs crocket thighs small head and no eyes.
    Ans. A tongs.
    What is it if it be too short cut off a bit and it will be long enough?
    Ans. A grave.
    As black as ink as white as milk and hops on the road like halestone.
    Ans. A mackpie.
    It has neither flesh, feather nor bone and still it has five fingers.
    Ans. A glove.
    It is neither fish, flesh, feather nor bone and yonder hill it lies alone.
    Ans. A snail.
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    Máire Ní Ceilleacair
    Rea, Co. Kerry