School: Dunmanus, Toormore

Dunmanus East, Co. Cork
Helena Lucey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 143

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  1. A hard working father, a lazy old mother, twelve children and all the same colour?
    A clock working.
    I threw it up as white as snow and it came down as yellow was gold? An egg.
    It is all the time stirring and it never stirs out of its place? A pig's tail.
    A messenger running between two houses and he is out night and day?
    A path.
    When is the figure seven even?
    When the letter S is taken away.
    Behind the house there is a well and in the well there is a cup and in the cup there is a sup that everyone must take? Death.
    Why is the letter G like the sun?
    Because it is the centre of light.
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