RIDDLE


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RIDDLERapid Information Display and Dissemination in a Library Environment (Europe)
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The time passed quickly away, and when the seven years were nearly ended two of them grew terribly anxious and frightened, but the third made light of it, saying, 'Don't be afraid, brothers, I wasn't born yesterday; I will guess the riddle.
Then they told her that they had become the servants of the Dragon for seven long years, and how he had given them money as plentifully as blackberries; but as they had signed their names they were his, unless when the seven years had passed they could guess a riddle.
When the Dragon comes, I will ask him what the riddle is, for he tells me everything; then listen carefully what he answers.
They are mine,' answered the Dragon scornfully, 'for I shall only give them one riddle which they will never be able to guess.
Don't let us sing Fal la, my dear Mortimer (which is comparatively unmeaning), but let us sing that we give up guessing the riddle altogether.
But I can remember nothing;not even that particular riddle which you have heard me mention; I can only recollect the first stanza; and there are several.
It was much easier to chat than to study; much pleasanter to let her imagination range and work at Harriet's fortune, than to be labouring to enlarge her comprehension or exercise it on sober facts; and the only literary pursuit which engaged Harriet at present, the only mental provision she was making for the evening of life, was the collecting and transcribing all the riddles of every sort that she could meet with, into a thin quarto of hotpressed paper, made up by her friend, and ornamented with ciphers and trophies.
So many clever riddles as there used to be when he was young he wondered he could not remember them
If they fire all at once they will riddle us with balls.
Or did he go forward, into one of the nearer ages, in which men are still men, but with the riddles of our own time answered and its wearisome problems solved?
four shillings for this remarkable collection of riddles with the et caeteras.
Spilkins, a young Slender of the neighborhood, who was reckless with his pocket-money and felt his want of memory for riddles.