School: St. Cronan's, Bray

Location:
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Patrick Mac Donnell

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0912, Page 020

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Q. What is it?
Eight arms but no hands.
A Wooden leg but cannot stand
Is often wet but cannot feel;
Has no boots but is shod with steel.
A dress of silk with a belt around the middle.
And can you guess this silly riddle?
Answer. An umbrella.
Q. What is the most dangerous time of the year?
A. Spring - Because the cowslip's about; The bullrush is out,
And all the buds are shooting.
Q. When is a building like a bird?
A. When it has wings on it.
Q What is taken from you before you get it?
A. Your photo.
Q What is the first thing you do when you fall into the sea?
A. Get wet.

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Collector
James Behan
Gender
male
Address
O'Byrne Road, Co. Wicklow
Language
English