Riddle 34

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I’m sharing a riddle from Blind Pig reader Larry DePuy.

Marble walls as white as milk, with a lining as soft as silk, within a fountain crystal clear a golden apple doth appear. There are no doors to this stronghold, but thieves break in to steal the gold.

What is it?


The last riddle I shared was from James Still:

It’s needed to fix breeches,
Rib-bonnets, shirts and such-as;
It can make blood fly,
Prepare shroud should you die,
And ho! ho!
It can put you in stitches.

Most everyone got the answer: a needle.

Last night’s video: Dorie Woman of the Mountains 3.


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    Jim Taylor
    February 14, 2022 at 10:43 am


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    February 12, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I’d say an white egg

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    February 12, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    It’s an egg, I think; but it’s not an apple that appears but a golden peach. I know this because, when first seeing an egg cracked at about age 1, my daughter declared, “Eggs got peaches!”. She had eaten peaches but never seen a yolk.

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      February 12, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      Aren’t the inside walls of eggs white even it the outer shell is brown?

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        Ed Ammons
        February 12, 2022 at 9:50 pm

        From what I read white and brown eggshells are white on the inside. The brown gets deposited on the shell as the egg is laid. In hens that lay blue tinted eggs the color is mixed with the calcium before the shell is formed.

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    Rita Speers
    February 12, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I am a complete dullard on this one….or was, until I read egg….would never have thunk it on my own though.

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    William Dill
    February 12, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    An egg. Those of us that have chickens know that shells can be white, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, pink, blue, green, but the most common are white, so that’s why the writer chose white as the descriptor.

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    February 12, 2022 at 10:34 am

    I’m like everyone else thinking it’s an egg, but with riddles ya never know. I’m sure you’ll tell us in the next blog.

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    Ron Bass
    February 12, 2022 at 9:50 am

    I guess an egg

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    February 12, 2022 at 9:49 am


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    Ed Ammons
    February 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

    At first I thought of an egg but now I’m not sure. The color of milk is always white bur egg shells come in many colors. I’m still going to guess an egg. A white egg.

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    Ron Banks
    February 12, 2022 at 8:46 am

    My guess is an egg.

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    Ron Stephens
    February 12, 2022 at 8:37 am

    An egg aǹd a complete description to. Somebody was very inventive.

    Spring is out of the bottle here, too far out to stop even though we are supposed to be back into the 20s again tomorrow night. I have heard frogs and I have seen daffodils, speedell and bluets blooming. The red maple twigs are getting redder. I’m thinking it may be an early spring.

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    February 12, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Sounds like an egg to me.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 12, 2022 at 8:08 am

    I have no idea on this one! Guess I’ll just have to study on it.

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    Brad Byers
    February 12, 2022 at 7:26 am

    I’m going to hazard a guess: An egg?

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