School: Dunmanus, Toormore

Dunmanus East, Co. Cork
Helena Lucey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 146

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 146

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  1. 1. It opens like a barn-door, it shuts like a trap but you'll think of many things before you'll think of that?
    A scissors.
    2. I went to the wood and I got it. I brought it home and I looked at it, the more I looked at it the less I liked it and I went to the woods for I couldn't help it? A thorn.
    3. There is a well of clear spring water in the middle of the ground, a wooden vessel under, and four golden trees around? A woman milking a cow.
    4. Round the world, and round the world and feather in every bush? Snow.
    5. As I went up a slippery slat I met three men hanging I ate their flesh and drank their blood and left their boneens hanging? A blackberry.
    6. Little thing, little thing, less than a mouse, has more windows that a king's house?
    A thimble.
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