1.This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.

2.What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?

3.No-legs lay on one-leg, two legs sat near on three legs, four legs got some.

4.An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
'That eye is like to this eye'
Said the first eye,
'But in low place
Not in high place.'

5.Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.

6.It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

7.Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.

8.A box without hinges, key or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

9.Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.

10.What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?

2.A mountian
3.A fish on a little one-legged table, a man at the table on a three-legged stool, the cat gets the bones.
4.The sun shining on dasies which are growing in a field.
8.An egg
9.The wind
10.A baby crawling on all fours in the morning, an adult walking on two legs in the afternoon, and an old person walking on two legs with a cane in the evening.

  • starman
  • November 5, 2010, 10:48 am
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    10 is riddle of the sphinx. Man.

  • 1

    you were right i didn't get any of them

    • eman94
    • November 5, 2010, 1:24 pm
  • 1

    number one the answer is time. number 2 is a mountain. I don't know number 3. number 4 is sunlight on daisies. number 5 is a fish. number 6 is darkness or the dark. number 7 is the mouth. number 8 is an egg. number 9 is the wind. number 10 is a baby an adult and an old guy with a cane. almsost all of these are from the hobbit. a good read.

    oh god dangit...i didnt read all of the post before i posted my comment.
    - arrowdodger7 November 5, 2010, 2:07 pm
    - starman November 8, 2010, 10:11 am
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    No 8 A box = An Egg !!! how does that work, eggs are not square shaped ???

    but boxes CAN have hinges. an egg cannot. most of these, if not all are from the hobbit.
    - arrowdodger7 November 8, 2010, 10:53 am
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    #1 yo mama

    • hightec
    • November 5, 2010, 3:24 pm
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