School: Crannach, Inis

Cranny, Co. Clare
Mícheál Ó Maolchaoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 122

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  1. Q. What is always behind time?
    Ans. The back of a watch.
    Q. What is it thats brought to table often cut but never eaten?
    Ans. Pack of cards.
    Q. Stretch out your hands before you and you will see what never was or never will be?
    Ans. Equality of fingers.
    Q. Why should one carry a watch when crossing? a dessert?
    Ans. Because it has a spring in it.
    Q. What four letters frighten a thief?
    Ans. O. I. C. U.
    Q. Why is the letter T like an island?
    Ans. Because it is in the middle of water.
    Q. What time would people like to get?
    Ans. (For-tune) Fortune.
    Q. Why is a dog's tail like the heart of a tree?
    Ans. Because it is the farthest from the bark.
    Q. What goes all around the wood but never enters it?
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