School: Rosenallis (roll number 5442)

Location:
Rosenallis, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Mrs L. Dagg

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0823, Page 423

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What is the hardest thing in the world to be found?
A mouse's nest in a cats ear.
Why does a hen cross the road?
To get to the other side.
Little red nancy with her red nose the longer she lives the shorter it grows?
A candle lighting.
Why does B come before C?
Because you must be before you can see.
I back bite everyone yet never talk?
A flea.
Head like a timble tail like a rat you may guess forever but you will never guess that?
A pipe.
As round as an apple as deep as a pan the half of a woman the whole of a man?
A penny.

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Collector
Tom Warren
Gender
male
Address
Corbally, Co. Laois
Language
English