I hope you will agree with the fact that riddles do us a world of good: they strengthen the memory, improve erudition & widen imagination. I offer you a curious 17th century riddle. Try to guess what it is about.
- On the rope of a Well two
- Buckets are hung,
- They are its Neighbours who play jokes.
- The empty Bucket is the poor, & the
- full one is the rich.
- For everybody they both are full of abundance
- & mingle with society
- To the Buckets of the Chancellery,
- Because of lucky destiny
- The same name is given ;
- But those of the Menagerie
- In the depths of a Well seem
- To play jokes,
- And they are never pull off,
- Only strong streams of water bother them, &
- They’re their weeping.
- Without making any sinking, they plunge
- Into the Wells.
- They have no legs, no arms, no head,
- And in the Well mostly of the Hôtel where I’m,
- As soon as one Neighbour has done,
- The other one must draw afterwards.
Looking forward to Your answers below! 🙂 Good luck!