School: Beanna (roll number 9524/5)

Banna West, Co. Kerry
Mícheál Ó Cearbhaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0414, Page 264

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  1. R: Why is a hungry man like a baker?
    A: Because he (kneads) needs bread.
    R: What gets wet with drying?
    A: A towel
    R: What does a kettle suffer from most?
    A: Boils
    R: What is the biggest verse there is?
    A: The universe
    R: If you saw a raging fire what celebrated authors would you feel inclined to name?
    A: Dickens, Howitt Burns
    R: What is the difference between a fisherman and a truant schoolboy.
    A: One baits his hooks and the other hates his books.
    R: What is the biggest wonder in the map of Europe?
    A: That Hungary did not eat a bit of Turkey.
    R: A blind fiddler in Cork had a brother a blind fiddler in New York and the blind fiddler had no brother a blind fiddler in Cork. How is that?
    A: A sister he had.
    R: A man without eyes saw plums upon a tree he neither neither took plums or left plums?
    A: He had only the one eye and there were two plums on the tree and he took one.
    R: What has feet and cannot walk?
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      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)