School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 010

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I have a little house it would not hold a mouse and it has as many windows as a Lord Mayor's house.
Answer-A Timble.
Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me that and I will buy you a pipe.
Answer-A cabbage head.
What goes round the house and leaves a loaf in every window.
Answer-The snow.

Useful, useful ornamented often bought but never lent, them that buy it don't want it, and them that want it can-not refuse it.
Answer-A coffin.
I have a grey goose, she is of a large size and anyone that buys her, needs to be wise, she goes far for her living, yet seldom comes home she has feet on her body and after has none.
Answer-A ship.
What gets bigger the more you take from it.
Answer-A hole.
A roomful, kitchenful, couldn't catch a spoonful.
Answer-The smoke.

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