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What is your favorite...

What is your Favorite Riddle

  • The Mountain Riddle

    Votes: 4 6.2%
  • The Teeth Riddle

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • The Wind Riddle

    Votes: 3 4.6%
  • The Sun Riddle

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Dark Riddle

    Votes: 9 13.8%
  • The Egg Riddle

    Votes: 8 12.3%
  • The Fish Riddle

    Votes: 5 7.7%
  • The Time Riddle

    Votes: 35 53.8%

  • Total voters
    65

Sting99

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What is your favorite riddle that Gollum and Bilbo exchanged in Riddles in the Dark? (The Riddles will be know by their answers such as "A box without henges, key or lik, yet, golden treasure inside is hid." will be know on the poll as simply,"The Egg Riddle".
 
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ReadWryt

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Mine would be "Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?"...Oh wait, that was the Mad Hatter at the Tea Party. Nevermind...
 

Grond

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I like the time riddle, mainly because it is the only one that Bilbo didn't figure out. He just blurted out "Time" meaning he needed more to think.
 

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I like the time riddle, mainly because it sounds complicated if you don't know the answer, but the answer 'time' is actually really simple. It was also worded well - I can't remember exactly how it goes, and I don't have a copy of the book handy at the moment
 
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My favourite one is the Time riddle, and that is because it was pure luck he got it right.
 

DGoeij

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The Time one I liked best, I actually tried to solve this one when I read the Hobbit first time, but I'm not a very good riddler, so I read on.
 

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Hmmm...I can't choose a favorite one! I like all the riddles, and how Bilbo and Gollum answer them. The time one is probably the most ironic (ack! My literature class is getting to me!!!), because Bilbo did not know the answer.
Anyways...I need the answer to the 3rd riddle of Anc's!!!
 
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oss91

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the riddle about the dark was so much better than the one about the time. either way, i surely would have never guessed the answers.
 

Saermegil

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I chose the time riddle. A very clever and hard riddle indeed. (Too hard for me. I couldnt guess almost any of the answers of the riddles in the riddle game. Its a childrens book! i was so mad at myself.
 

Sarah

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I don't have a favourite. It's impossible for me to choose a favourite line.
 
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Grond said:
I like the time riddle, mainly because it is the only one that Bilbo didn't figure out. He just blurted out "Time" meaning he needed more to think.
i like that one too, it made me laugh! Man that was soo lucky!
 

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I liked the fish riddle, I can't really remember the others, I haven't read the Hobbit in a while. I'll probably reread it for the 3rd(or 4th) time sometime soon.
 

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Time

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.

Poetry.

My second favourite is the Wind: Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters.

The Dark riddle is good too, but depressing.
 

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