“Riddles,” Friend, Jan. 1972, 22


What can be broken without being hit or dropped? A promise.

What is broken before it is used? An egg.

How might you be completely sleepless for seven days and still not lack any rest? By sleeping nights.

What did one penny say to the other? Let’s get together and make some cents (sense).

What musical instrument invites you to fish? Cast-a-net.

Why is a river rich? Because it always has two banks.

What word of five letters has six left after you take two away? Six - ty

Why are flowers lazy? You always find them in beds.

What is always filled when in use and empty when at rest? A shoe.

Why is a poor joke like an unsharpened pencil? Because it has no point.