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- Old RiddlesThere were many very old riddles in Ireland long ago. Here are some of them.Q. What is the smallest thing int he world?
A. A pimple in a midges nose.Q. What is smaller than a midge's mouth?
A. The bit that goes into his mouth.Q. Riddle, riddle, ree, what shall it be, through a rock, through a reel, through an old spinning wheel, through a millers hopper, through a bag of pepper, through an old man's shin bone.
A. A moth.Q. What is in a shop window that cannot be sold; what is in the water that cannot be drowned; what is in a meadow that cannot be cut?
A. The rays of the sun.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.