School: St Anne's, Easkey (roll number 13968)

Location:
Easky, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Cáit Nic Eoin

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0165, Page 151A

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Riddles.

When is love a deformity?
When it is all on the one side.
In which month do ladies talk least?
February- the shortest month of the year.
Why does a railway clerk cut a hole in your return ticket?
To let you pass through.
At what time are children most like corn?
When they are thrashed or when they have their ears pulled.
Why do some men and their wives resemble two milestones?
Because they are never seen together.
What kind of a face should an auctioneer have?
A forbidding one.
What's cut, handed round, and never eaten?
A Pack of cards.

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Collector
Annie Morrison
Gender
female
Address
Fortland, Co. Sligo
Language
English