School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 506

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  1. A steel horse and a brass driver went over an ivory bridge.
    Ans. A needle, timble and thread.
    What goes round the house all day and stays at the door by night.
    Ans. A sweeping brush.
    Two dead men fighting, two blind men looking on, two cripples running for the priest and two dummies telling them hurry on.
    Ans. A lie.
    Which is the cleanest letter in the alphabet.
    Ans. (H) because it is in the middle of washing.
    What has a tongue and doesn't speak.
    Ans. A boot.
    Which is the lightest city in the world.
    Ans. Cork because it can float on water.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)
    Máire Dillon
    Sluicequarter, Co. Kerry