School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 445

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  1. Riddles
    There are many riddles told in this district.
    Here are some of them.
    "Ink and under the bank the drawing four?"
    "One milking cow".
    Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat, you may guess for ever, but you will never guess that.
    "A pipe".
    "As round as an apple, as plump as a ball, it can climb o'er the village, o'er steeple and all.
    "The sun."
    What walks with its head down?"
    "A nail in your boot".
    "What has an elephant that no other animal has?"
    "A young elephant".
    "A car load of people passed over the bridge and not a single one in it?"
    "They were all married".
    'Around the house, around the house, and never touches the house?"
    "A lazy woman."
    "All patches no stitches, riddle me that and I'll buy you a pair of breeches?"
    "A head of cabbage".
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)
    Vincent Dodd