Hobbit Riddles

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I’ve been reading, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit to my son, with my daughter listening in occasionally. There’s a part where Bilbo meets Gollum and they engage in a riddle contest.

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So we challenged ourselves to make up our own riddles. See if you can guess any of them!

Riddle #1:

What is more numerous than man.
Is all the same yet different.
We may see it everyday.
Some spend hours in its company.

Riddle #2:

What is perfect only once.
Makes a fresh impression.
Grows smaller every day,
Until it slips away to nothing.

Riddle #3:

What can blaze and flare and glow
Can be an inferno yet can grow cold
May be seen to consume
But also to restore
Not always welcome
Not always poor
Though not only used for good, nor bad
Always seems dangerous
Yet constantly true
Can be built from the last
Or start from anew
Considered old fashioned, too.

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