School: Koilmore (roll number 14115)

Cuilmore, Co. Mayo
Séamus Ó Murchadha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 134

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  1. "Why does a cow look over the ditch"?
    Answer. Because she can not look under it.
    "Why does a hen pick the pot"?
    Answer. Because she can not lick it.
    There's a little red man on the top of the hill, and he is more afraid of the cock, and the hen than all King Jeorge's men.
    Answer. A worm.
    "What has two hundred, and eighty kidneys, and no legs"?
    Answer. A worm.
    As I went up the garden I met my Uncle Davie
    I cut his head off, and left his body easy.
    Answer. A head of cabbage.
    A duck before two ducks, a duck behind two ducks, and a duck between two ducks.
    "How many ducks are that"?
    Answer. Three ducks.
    What's more than holes in a riddle?
    Answer. Corners.
    As round as an apple, as plump as a ball can climb over chapel, and steeple, and all.
    Answer. The Sun.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Martin Hession
    Cuilmore, Co. Mayo