School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Location:
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Theresa M. Hurley

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 379

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1. If a man fell of a house what would he fall against?
Against his will
2. Why does a cow look over a ditch?
Because she cannot look under it
3. Where did the first tree grow?
On land.
4. Why does a hen pick the pot?
Because she cannot lick it
5. Why is a horse never hungry when he is going on a journey?
Because he has always a bit in his mouth.
6. Why is a maid like a race horse?
Because she runs for cups and plates.
7. Why is a dog like a tree?
Because they both have a bark.
8. Why is the tail of a cow like the letter"F"?
Because its the end of beef
9. Why does a hen cross the road?
To get to the other side
10. As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the kings men would not pull it up?
A well.
11. How many bills would a hen eat a bag of oats with

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