School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 508

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  1. On which side of the jug is the handle?
    Ans. On the outside.
    What relation has a door mat to a door step?
    Ans. A step father.
    Why is a dirty child like flannel?
    Because it shrinks from washing.
    Why is an umbrella like a pancake?
    Ans. Because it's seldom seen after lent.
    What is the difference between a tenant and a son of a widow?
    Ans. The tenant has to pay rents (two parents) and the son of a tenant has not two parents (to pay rents).
    Why does a miller wear a white cap?
    Ans. To cover his head.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. riddles (~7,209)
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