Sunday, 16 August 2015

A Tag, I guess...

Hmm, I appear to have been tagged. I finally found the thing I was supposed to find and then came to a problem... what were the riddles and what were the rules? The riddles seemed pretty straightforward but the rules confused me. I went to many for help in deciphering the rules. So, to complete one of the rules I thank Clare who kindly tagged me. Well, I'd best get started!

  • Copy and paste this image onto your post
  • Copy and paste these rules onto your post
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer the 5 riddles that are provided by the lovely person who tagged you
  • Tag 5 or more bloggers (tag backs are allowed) 
  • Provide 5 different riddles in your post for the people you tagged
  • Comment the link to your post on each blogger's blog
  • After a week from when posting this tag, comment the answers to your riddles on your own post.
Here are the riddles that Clare kindly set for me to do. 

 Riddle one: I am with you at the beginning of all weekends
But am always gone on Monday
In all words, I always am
But never in only one of them.
And definitely not found in our world.

This one I got immediately. It confused my brother though!

Riddle two: Two spies want to get in an enemy's military base. In order to get in they have to give the correct countersign to the guard at the gate after he gives them the sign. So they wait hidden nearby the gate so that they will overhear the countersign from another soldier. 

One soldier comes and the guard gives the sign: "6".The soldier answers "3".The guard lets him pass. Another soldier comes. The guard says "12" and the soldier gives the answer "6".The guard lets him pass. So, the first spy goes at the gate and the guard asks says "10".The spy, sure that he knew the answer as he was, says "5". Immediately, the guard shoots him dead. 

Then the other spy, who saw that the other spy was killed when he gave the countersign, had now understood what the right answer would be, whatever the guard's sign was.So, he walks to the gate and the guard says "8".The spy gives the correct answer and the guard lets him in. What was the answer that the spy gave?

(This one is logic, not mathematical, so don't waste your time forming horrid math equations)

This one was a bit harder. Maths proved to be useless, but I worked out an answer in the end!

Riddle three: From house to house it goes,
A messenger small and slight
And whether it rains or snows
He sleeps outside at night

This one annoyed me. I unfortunately have two answers and I fear they may not be right.

Riddle four: Never was it one, but always three
Never was it three, but always one
Claiming boldly it would always be
Yet crying out it had never begun

This one I read through once. As you can see, it is Sunday, so the topic was fresh in my mind.

Riddle five: While exploring the wild highlands of Ireland, Robert was captured by goblins. Grumpy, the chief of the goblins told him he was allowed one final statement on which would hinge how he would die. If the statement he made was false, he would be boiled in water. If the statement were true, he would be fried in oil. Robert did not like either option, so he made a statement that forced the goblins to release him. What is the one statement he could make to save himself?

Deltora's Quest is good. But I'm afraid I found 3 answers that work.

Well, that's those riddles. Here's some of my own.

Riddle no. 1
My eyes do not see,
While I dig deep.
And in the eve when I rise,
I've no heart to beat.

Riddle no. 2
What does man love more than life,
Fear more than death,
Or mortal strife?
What do the poor have the rich require,
And all contented men desire?
What do misers spend and spend thrifts save,
And all men take with them to the grave?

Riddle no.3
A man that is not a man,
Throws a stone that is not a stone,
At an owl that is not an owl.
What is the scenario?

Riddle no. 4
Eskimos of the Artic are excellent hunters. They can catch almost anything, but they have never caught a penguin. Why?

Riddle no. 5
What herb cures all ailments?

So, my riddles complete. Now I must somehow tag 5 others in this... I don't know that many people really. So I shall tag: Clare Clare's Spot
                                                       Jane The Misty Mountains
                                                       The Internet Ajsldfj
                                                       David Missing
                                                       And Any Bloggers Who Are Interested Blogspot
This is hopefully good enough.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Riddle 5

Ok. Let's hope you're thinking well this time!
Seven ages we are born, captured for live and die.
Seven ages I will stay and watch the world through human eye.
Seven deaths I will endure, mortal and immortal behold.
Seven deaths of wasp and serpent; chance to decay, turn to mould.
I wish you great luck on this one! Although, it will make much more sense if you knew the answer, which I will not so readily inform you of.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Path Through the Trees 5

Sorry that it has been so long, but I've been quite busy with Operation Christmas Child preparation. I hope that these mere five stanza's will do!
The Path Through the trees
In theory her plan was great,
But as she had been disarmed,
She couldn't really fight.
And by her tongue they weren't charmed.
Lyd was tossed on the slave ship,
Twas the same one as Annette,
Hence they met each other,
So then their friendship was set.
Annette had had just enough,
Once they reached Denilvel,
And in all foolishness,
Twas then she chose to rebel.
Even though she tried her best,
She had her limitations,
Yet though the fight was close,
She feared the palpitations.
But Lydia chose to think,
And achieved much more success,
Than Annette's so called plan,
Therefor Lydia could rest.
By Jessica Penrose
By the way, does anyone know what  'pax vobiscum' means? And if you do know, please tell me.