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[one] I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost all children.

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[two] What goes round the house and in the house but never touches the house?

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[three]What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

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[four]What walks all day on its head?

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[five]What gets wet when it's drying?

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[six]What appears once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

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[seven] What is round as a frying pan, deep as a bathtub, and still all the oceans in the world couldn't fill it up?

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[eight]There were five men going to church and it started to rain. The four men who ran got wet and the one that remained still stayed dry.

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[nine]The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

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[ten]He who has it doesn't tell about it. He who takes it doesn't know about it. He who knows about it doesn't want it. What is it?

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[eleven]Brothers and sisters have I none but that man's father is my father's son.

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[twelve]Who spends the day at the window, goes to the table for meals and hides at night?

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[thirteen]I fasten it and it walks. I unfasten it and it stops.

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[fourteen]What goes round and round the wood but never goes into the wood?

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[fifteen]I went to the city and I stopped there. I never worked there, and then I came back again.

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[sixteen]I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall.

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[seventeen]Almost immediately after the father came into this world, the son was seen dancing on the roof.

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[eighteen]There are four brothers in this world that were all born together. The first runs and never gets tired. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is never finished.

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[nineteen]A cloud was my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I can be a nuisance to people.

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[twenty]Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open wide my jaws. Cloth, leather, cardboard or paper, I greedily devour them all.

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Pencil lead
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My son
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The bark of a tree
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The sun
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Water, fire, earth
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Your word
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Rain
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The letter M
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A fly
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Counterfeit (fake) money
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A watch
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Scissors
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A nail in a horseshoe
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Fire (father) and smoke (son)
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Dead body in coffin carried by four pall-bearers
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A towel
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A sandal
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Footsteps
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A sieve
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A chick in an egg
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