A Russian had three sons.
The oldest, Rab, became a lawyer.
The youngest,Ymra, became a soldier.
The middle son became a sailor. What was his name?
Why is O the only letter you can hear?
Why is a beehive like a spectator?
Which letter of the alphabet is of more use to a deaf woman than an ear-trumpet?
What is worse than raining cats and dogs?
Which is faster,heat or cold?
ANSWERS TO PUZZLE CORNER(LAST MONTH)
The mystery word square:
N U F S U R O
R S E T S Y T
A E R H E T S
E T E A H E I
L O W T C A H
The letters must be read in this way:
Start at the bottom left-hand letter, H.
Read up to the top, then down next line,R to A.
Read up the line from C to U, down the next line S to T,
up the next line W to F,downU to O, and finally
up from L to N.
It reads: HISTO RYTEA CHESU STHAT WEREF USETO LEARN
-or, HISTORY TEACHES US THAT WE REFUSE TO LEARN!
The answer to the next riddle:
If the B mt,put:
If the B . putting:
The secret is in the B. The victorians called this 'great B'.
Ergo,' If the grate be(great B) empty(mt) put coal on(:)
If the grate be full, stop(.) putting coal on(:)
And the two other riddles:
If I bought four cakes for a penny, and gave you one, why would I be like a telescope?
Each cake cost a farthing. I would be like a telescope, because I made a far thing present!
What colour are the wind and the storm?
The wind rose and the storm blue.