School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 011

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Chip, chip, cherry, all the men in Derry could not climb up chip, chip, cherry.
Answer - The smoke.
Ten men's length, ten men's strength, ten men cannot tear it and a little boy can run away with it.
Answer - A rope.
Hairy in, hairy out, hairy into hairy's mouth.
Answer - A sock being put on.
What sleeps with its hands on its face.
Answer - A watch.
What walks with its head down.
Answer - A nail in a boot.

As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, one side a woman the other a man.
Answer - A Penny.
Two black men and a white man went for a drive in a car, the two black men ate the white man, what was the number of the car.
Answer - 281.
Twenty six (sick) sheep one of them died how many were left.
Answer - 19 sick sheep.
The beginning of Eternity, the end of time and space, and the end of every place.

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Mary Masterson