Riddles 6

What is book-keeping?
Answer: Forgetting to return borrowed volumes.

Why is scooping out a turnip a noisy process?
Answer: Because it makes it hollow.

Why are teeth like verbs?
Answer: Because they are regular, irregular, and defective.

What ships hardly ever sail out of right?
Answer: Hardships.

When is an artist a dangerous person?
Answer: When his designs are bad.

Why are tortoiseshell-combs like citadels?
Answer: They are for tresses.

Why is the Isthmus of Suez like the first “u” in cucumber?
Answer: Because it is between two “c’s” (seas).

What motive led to the invention of railroads?
Answer: The locomotive.

When is the best time to get a fresh egg at sea?
Answer: When the ship lays to.

Who was the First whistler?
Answer: The wind.

What tune did he whistle?
Answer: Over the hills and far away.

Why need a traveler never starve in the desert?
Answer: Because of the sand which is (sandwiches) there.

Why is sympathy like blindman’s-buff?
Answer: Because it is a fellow feeling for a fellow creature.

If a Frenchman were to fall into a tun of tallow, in what word would he express his situation?
Answer: In-de-fat-i-gabble. (Indefatigable.)

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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