School: Garryhill

Garryhill, Co. Carlow
Pádraig Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0905, Page 298

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0905, Page 298

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  1. Why are matches angry things?
    Because they flare up as soon as you strike them.
    Why should you never write your home lessons on a table?
    Because on the book is the right place to write them.
    What makes time fly?
    The spur of the moment.
    Why is your nose in the middle of your face?
    Because it is the centre.
    What falls but never breaks?
    The night.
    What breaks but never falls?
    The day.
    What crosses a river without making a sound?
    A shadow.
    What is always behind time?
    The back of a clock.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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