Riddles 8

What plant stands for No. 4?
Answer: Ivy (IV).

How can a gardener become thrifty?
Answer: By making the most of his thyme, and by always putting some celery in the bank.

Why is it probable that beer was made in the Ark?
Answer: Because the kangaroo went in with hops, and the bear was always bruin.

“What was the biggest thing you saw at the World’s Fair?” asked a wife of her husband.
Answer: “My hotel bill!” said he.

Why is C like a schoolmistress?
Answer: Because it forms lasses into classes.

What is that which never asks any questions and yet requires many answers?
Answer: The street-door.

If a man bumped his head against the top of a room, what article of stationery would he he supplied with ?
Answer: Ceiling whacks. (Sealing-wax.)

Which is the longest word in the English language?
Answer: Smiles; because there is a mile between the first and last letters.

Which is the oldest tree in England?
Answer: The Elder Tree.

How many sides are there to a tree?
Answer: Two, inside and out.

What is that which happens twice in a moment and not once in a thousand years?
Answer: The letter M.

What sea would a man most like to be in on a wet day?
Answer: A dry attic. (Adriatic.)

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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