Gandalf parts with you and you enter Bag End. You are met by Frodo Baggins. "Hello, stranger. Did you know that my Uncle Bilbo was an expert riddle-creator and solver? He was once in a sticky situation where knowledge of riddles saved his life. I shall tell you the riddles from that game, and some more that I have heard over the years. Please feel free to tell me your own riddles. All answers to riddles are in white print. Highlight them to read. When you're done, head on over to PaddleBall on the Far Downs - or you can talk to Gandalf about leaving the Shire."
Riddles from The Hobbit
What has roots as nobody sees,
Voiceless it cries,
It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Alive without breath,
This thing all things devours:
Thirty white horses on a red hill,
An eye in a blue face
No legs lay on one-leg, two-legs sat near on three-legs, four legs got some.
A box without hinges, key, or lid,
What have I got in my pockets??
submitted by anduin:
Take one out and scratch my head
It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones and blood all at the same time.
What can run but never walks,
What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in?
When set loose
submitted by Dragongirl02:
submitted by Ranadwelt:
submitted by Dan Broderick:
I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak,
I went into the woods and got it
Walk on the living, they don't even mumble
I am on three legs when I rest
I can be short and sometimes hot
Buckets, barrels, baskets, cans.
You throw away the outside and cook the inside.
I am used to bat with, yet I never get a hit.
I don't have eyes, but once I did see.
submitted by Kismet:
There once was a green house. Inside this green house, there was a white house. Inside this white house was a red house... and inside this red house were lots of babies. What was this house?
I know a thousand faces, and count the tailed heads, feasting bright upon the eyes, of many who have died. Wielding well a mighty power, who hath but humble stature. Masses fall upon their knees, to scarce behold my only side. What am I?
submitted by Galad'esh:
I defend without weapons, stand without legs, wound without force, and am harder to fight than to kill. What am I?
submitted by Baneofevil:
submitted by Luke:
submitted by Susan:
I am punished by nature, to go ever down and never up;
submitted by Lossoth:
Feed me and I live, give me drink and I die. What am I?
I pass before the sun, yet make no shadow.
This is light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long.
If you break me, I'll not stop working. If you can touch me, my work is
done. If you lose me, you must find me with a ring soon after.
I have a hundred legs but cannot stand, a long neck but no head;
This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks.
Builds up castles, tears down mountains,
Lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward.
Man walks over; man walks under; in time of war he burns asunder.
In a tunnel of darknesslies a beast of iron.
I am emerald and diamonds, lost by the moon.
Where may you find roads without carts, forests without trees, cities
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