Riddles in the Dark

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  1. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    The riddles between Gollum and Bilbo were great fun to try and guess while reading.

    Anyone have similar type riddles - either others you have heard, or your own creations?

    Here is one I came across in a computer game (don't recall which one though)

    My tines are long
    My tines are short
    My tines are gone
    Ere my first report
     
  2. Mac

    Mac New Member

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    Lightning.

    Try this:
    It occurs once in every minute
    Twice in every moment
    And yet never in one hundred thousand years.

    Mac
     
  3. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Lightning is correct.

    I think yours is the letter "M"
     
  4. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Alright, here's another

    I lie in bed but never sleep,
    Always run, but have no feet,
    Have fork and mouth, but never eat
     
  5. Mac

    Mac New Member

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    A river.

    Next:
    You break it even if you name it.
     
  6. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Silence?
     
  7. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Ive got one
    I sleep all day
    up all night
    and am not very bright
     
  8. Dark_Blade

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    your talking aboput me
     
  9. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Is it the moon?
     
  10. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Yep correct mithrandir but dark blade was also correct
     
  11. Dark_Blade

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    i agree with mithrandir
     
  12. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    I'll poison your water and ruin your soil
    Yet flavor your feast and keep it from spoil
     
  13. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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  14. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Indeed it is. You're up
     
  15. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    i have two hands that move
    i have a body that doesnt
    a face with no eyes
    well its the best i could think of
     
  16. Lady_of_Shalott

    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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  17. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Oooohh, I logged off too early last night. I think the Lady has it.
     
  18. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Indeed the lady does have it her turn:D
     
  19. Lady_of_Shalott

    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    Umm... I can't think of anything at the moment. Someone else go ahead.
     
  20. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    allrighty i have fire within
    have armour out
    i fly through the air
    and cause a dreadful scare