School: Kingsland

Kingsland, Co. Roscommon
Pádraig Ó Ceallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 260

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 260

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  1. Riddles.
    Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat if you were guessing for ever you would'nt guess that
    Ans. A pipe
    2) What is the best day for soldiers to march forth on.
    Ans March 4th
    3) The half of a harrow the whole of a rind a tone for a horse and a mans name it will bring.
    Ans. Harrington
    4) Why is a pulled out tooth like a thing forgotten.
    Ans. Because it is cut out of the head.
    5) What is the difference between a sailor in jail and a blind man
    Ans. One cannot go to sea and the other cannot see to go (sea)
    6) When do broken bones begin to make themselves useful
    Ans. When they begin to knit.
    7) If it takes a half yard of cloth to make a waistcoat what will it take to make a suit.
    Ans. A tailor.
    8) Why does a hen pick a pot.
    Ans. Because she cannot lick it.
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