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Dark Riddle

Type: Songs & Stories

Description:“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

Unfortunately for Gollum, Bilbo had heard that sort of thing before; and the answer was all round him anyway. ‘Dark!’ he said without even scratching his head or putting on his thinking cap.”

Riddles in the Dark, pg. 86, The Hobbit

Contributors: Still Anonymous, 02/29/04

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