About The River

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Riddles in the Dark

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Riddles in the Dark
Have you had the opportunity to go see the movie The Hobbit?
 The scene Riddles in the Dark was a favorite of ours. When Bilbo stumbles across Gollum in the dark caves under Misty Mountains he must use his wits in a challenge of riddles. Are you clever enough to take the challenge too?

Riddle 1:
What has roots that nobody sees 
Is taller than the trees
Up, Up it goes,
And yet never grows?

A mountain

Riddle 2:
Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters

The wind

Riddle 3:
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.

The Dark

Riddle 4:
     A box without hinges,
key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure
inside is hid.

An egg

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

An fish

Riddle 6:
This thing all things devours:
Beasts, birds, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays kings, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.


How did you do? 
We made a few riddles up too...I will share them with you another time.
Happy Saturday

1 comment:

High Fives from Wisconsin!