The Riddles of the Exeter Book

30 and Eusebius 11 , De Luna ( where the two luminaries are not hostile , but brother and sister ) , and though Day and Night in riddle - literature are usually friendly ( Reusner I , 174 , 200 , II , 68 ; Ohlert , pp .


Author: Frederick Tupper


ISBN: MINN:319510022921128

Category: English poetry

Page: 292

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The Riddle of the Jade Collar

start by killing Delsim's oldest son that night. If he had to come back the next night it would be his next son. The third night, it would be Delsim's daughter. The fourth night he would kill Delsim's wife first and then Delsim himself.


Author: Hans Alric Vakker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475975239

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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The twelve cousins are transported to a distant world called Al Kiam. Their abilities can bring war or peace to the land, but first they have to get along. The twelve cousins fight about the old stone teapot Grandpapa brought back from the war in Iraq. Grandpapa says it may be magic; some of the cousins disagree while others believe his claim with all their hearts. While they go through the old ritual explained by Grandpapa, a swirl of light fills the room, followed by a wave of blackness. As the darkness changed to light, the twelve cousins realize they are in a different world: the world of Al Kiam. What’s more, each cousin has acquired a strange, unique power, the purpose of which is unknown to them. They soon learn they are surrounded by an ancient battle that threatens to tear the world of Al Kiam apart—unless they do something about it. No matter how much these cousins may love each other, they don’t always agree. Deciding what they must do—fight the good fight or quickly find a way home—could tear them apart. With the fate of a world in their hands, however, the twelve cousins must learn to use their powers as one and solve the riddles of Al Kiam. By harnessing their newfound powers, they may become heroes.

The Riddle of the Sands

I was determined to be at Norden tomorrow night, the 25th. A word about Norden, which is a small town seven miles south of Norddeich. When hurriedly scanning the map for coast stations in the cabin yesterday, I had not thought of Norden ...


Author: Erskine Childers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191503351

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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`About this coast... In the event of war it seems to me that every inch of it would be important, sand and all.' Executed in 1922 for his involvement in Irish republicanism, Childers in remembered most vividly for his ground-breaking spy novel, The Riddle of the Sands (1903). In spite of good prospects in the Foreign Office, the sardonic civil servant Carruthers is finding it hard to endure the emptiness and boredom of his life in London. He reluctantly accepts an invitation from a college friend, Davies, the shyly intrepid yachtsman, and joins him on a sailing holiday in the Baltic. The regeneration of Carruthers begins as he is initiated into the mysteries of seamanship, but the story builds in excitement as Carruthers and Davies discover a German plot to invade England. Like much contemporary British spy fiction, The Riddle of the Sands reflects the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War and the intricacy of its conception and its lucid detail make it a classic of its genre. This edition is complemented by a fine introduction which examines the novel in its political and historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Catilina s Riddle

I reclined on my couch in the darkness, wondering why Catilina would not supply the answer to his own riddle. Later that night I woke up in my bed beside Bethesda. Nature called. I rose to my feet. I didn't bother to reach for a cloak ...


Author: Steven Saylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019880

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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The year is 63BC, and Gordianus the Finder unexpectedly achieves the dream of every Roman - a farm in the Etruscan countryside. Vowinig to leave behind the corruption and intrigue of Rome, he abandons the city, taking his family with him. Gordianus' longtime patron, Cicero, has also achieved the dram of his lifetime - a much coveted consulship, Rome's highest elected office. Urgently, he requests a favour of Gordianus: his help in keeping watch on a radical populist senator, Catilina, suspected of conspiring against the state. Against his will, Gordianus finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a web of deceit, intrigute and murder.

The Riddle of the Seventh Stone

On the eleventh night after news of the Big Bandicoot's death, Rishabh heard a deep voice from the dark corner of his room. “Why didn't you go out tonight?” “Without the Big Bandicoot to lead us, I can't continue struggling.


Author: Monideepa Sahu

Publisher: Young Zubaan, an imprint of Zubaan

ISBN: 9789381017593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 149

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Rishabh the rat and Shashee the spider are quite happy with the way they are: rummaging around in Venkat Thatha’s wonderful, musty, dusty, rare herbs shop. Until, that is, they stumble upon a magical powder and find themselves transformed into human children. It’s not easy being a kid: there’s school, and homework, wearing clothes and—yuk!—having to use soap... but even worse, their very home and the entire city are under threat from an evil moneylender and property dealer known as the Shark. With the help of other children, friendly cockroaches, cheeky mosquitoes, and a very Big Bandicoot, they set out to prove that no problem is too big even for the smallest of creatures. “Riddle of the Seventh Stone [is] a unique take on ordinary events and creatures that we take so much for granted; things that get extraordinary in Sahu’s gifted hands.” —Shreekumar Varma “Monideepa Sahu’s delightful debut book should be prescribed reading for all school age children. I for one have decided to put it firmly on my list of gifts to keep in stock, and am eagerly looking forward to her next!”—Saffron Tree “...a fun read, even for this adult reader, so I’m sure children would thoroughly enjoy the creepy bits as well as the Indian setting. What a welcome change!” —Hasmita Chanda Published by Zubaan.

Parables and Riddles in Ancient and Modern Teaching

Consider the different conceptions of time presented in Biblical and GreeN writings in regard to two objective time events: 1) people age, and 2) there is day and night. these facts can be expressed in a boring rote manner, ...


Author: Kalman J. Kaplan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523364

Category: History

Page: 136

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This book is about the difference between parables and riddles, and between different views and definitions of wisdom and various attitudes towards the possibility of its attainment. Both parables and riddles go beyond a simple rote presentation of facts, which may become tedious and likely to be tuned out or rejected. However, there is a major difference between the two. Parables are a dominant form of transmission of information in biblical writings, while riddles dominate those of ancient Greece. Parables transmit an underlying, useful life-message in a way that will not be rejected. Riddles, in contrast, are largely unintelligible, leaving one helpless, unable to derive any life-lesson. This book will be of intellectual value to educators, writers, therapists, story-tellers, clergy, and classicists, as well as anyone interested in the implications of ancient views of wisdom for modern education.

Midsummer night s dream Merchant of Venice

11 This song is very artfully conceived , and carries something enigmatical or riddle - like in its face , as if on purpose to suggest or hint darkly the way to the right choice . The clew , however , is such as to be seized only by a ...


Author: William Shakespeare


ISBN: UOM:39015063738341



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The Riddle of Shalomat

That night under the open sky in the peacefulness of the bush around Kings Canyon Resort Jacq began counting the stars and totally lost track. There were simply too many of them. The sky was alive with a myriad of lights shining like a ...


Author: Jemia Nagel

Publisher: The Riddle of Shalomat

ISBN: 9780646468150


Page: 240

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Riddles Read

THE RIDDLE OF BEAVER'S HILL . What a wild night that was ; the 17th of February , 1868 ; à savage night truly , and awful with the demoniacal fury of the warring elements . From somewhere in the frozen regions of the Northern Pole a ...


Author: Dick Donovan (pseud. [i.e. Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock.])


ISBN: WISC:89006381099

Category: Donovan, Dick (Fictitious character)

Page: 291

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Notes and Queries

This “ ONE MOONSHINY NIGHT . " was first contributed to the Variorum Shakespeare . ' ( 2 ) ' Mr. Fox , ' best known as an Oxford( 7th S. iii . 149 , 229. ) shire tale . ( 3 ) The riddle . Of these , any further The interesting versions ...




ISBN: OSU:32435051471167

Category: Electronic journals


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