School: Monaseed (roll number 15937)

Location:
Monaseed, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Nioclás Ó Diomasaigh

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0889, Page 005

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Riddles

Mrs Bigger, Mr Bigger and the baby, which of them all was the biggest?
The baby, because he was a little bigger.
Why is a drawn tooth like something you have forgotten?
Because it is gone out of your head.
What is taken from you before you get it?
Your photograph.
What head can't get a hat to fit it?
Bray - Bray head
Why is the centre of a tree like a dog's tail?
Because it is farthest away from the bark
What goes round the wood, and round the wood, and never gets into the wood?
The bark of a tree.
Middy-noddy; round body,
Two feet, and a wooden hat.
A pot.
Two very good servants, two very bad masters?
Fire and water.

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Peggy Mulligan
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