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Riddles

A Well

As round as an apple, as deep as a cup, And all the king’s horses can’t fill it up.

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Only One was Going to St. Ives.

As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?

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Twelve Pears

Twelve pears hanging high, Twelve knights riding by ; Each knight took a pear, And yet left eleven there!

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If All the World

If all the world were apple pie, And all the sea were ink, And all the trees were bread and cheese, What should we have for drink?

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An Icicle

Lives in winter, Dies in summer, And grows with its roots upward!

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A Needle and Thread

Mrs. Twitchett with one eye, A wondrous length of train lets fly ; And as she glides through every gap, She leaves a bit of her tail in the trap.

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A Plum Pudding

Flour of England, fruit of Spain, Met together in a shower of rain; Put in a bag tied round with a string; If you’ll tell me this riddle, I’ll give you a ring.

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A Sieve

A riddle, a riddle, as I suppose, A hundred eyes and never a nose!

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A Tree

In Spring I look gay, Decked in comely array, In Summer more clothing I wear; When colder it grows, I fling off my clothes, And in Winter quite naked appear.

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A Walnut

As soft as silk, as white as milk, As bitter as gall, a strong wall, And a green coat covers me all.

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Pairs Or Pears

Twelve pairs hanging high, Twelve knights riding by, Each knight took a pear, And yet left a dozen there.

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Bed

Formed long ago, yet made to-day, Employed while others sleep; What few would like to give away, Nor any wish to keep.

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Daffodils

Daffy-down-dilly has come to town In a yellow petticoat and a green gown.

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A Man, a Stool, a Leg of Mutton and a Dog

Two legs sat upon three legs, With one leg in his lap; In comes four legs And runs away with one leg; Up jumps two legs, Catches up three legs, Throws it after four legs, And makes him drop one leg.

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Tobbaco

Make three fourths of a cross, And a circle complete; And let two semicircles On a perpendicular meet; Next add a triangle That stands on two feet; Next two semicircles, And a circle complete.

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Anne

There was a girl in our town, Silk an’ satin was her gown, Silk an’ satin, gold an’ velvet, Guess her name, three times I’ve telled it.

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