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Riddle 41

You feed it, it lives,
You give it something to drink, it dies.

Riddle 42

A red drum which sounds
Without being touched,
And grows silent,
When it is touched.
A heart

Riddle 43

A harvest sown and reaped on the same day
In an unplowed field,
Which increases without growing,
Remains whole though it is eaten
Within and without,
Is useless and yet
The staple of nations.
A war

Riddle 44

If you break me
I do not stop working,
If you touch me
I may be snared,
If you lose me
Nothing will matter.

Riddle 45

All about, but cannot be seen,
Can be captured, cannot be held
No throat, but can be heard.
Sound, noise

Riddle 46

I go around in circles,
But always straight ahead
Never complain,
No matter where I am led.
A wheel

Riddle 47

Lighter than what
I am made of,
More of me is hidden
Than is seen.
Ice, iceberg

Riddle 48

If a man carried my burden,
He would break his back.
I am not rich,
But leave silver in my track.
A snail

Riddle 49

My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.
A candle

Riddle 50

Weight in my belly,
Trees on my back,
Nails in my ribs,
Feet I do lack.
Ship, boat

Riddle 51

You can see nothing else
When you look in my face
I will look you in the eye
And I will never lie.
A mirror

Riddle 52

I am always hungry,
I must always be fed,
The finger I lick
Will soon turn red.
A fire

Riddle 53

Three lives have I.
Gentle enough to soothe the skin,
Light enough to caress the sky
Hard enough to crack rocks.

Riddle 54

Glittering points
That downward thrust,
Sparkling spears
That never rust.
Icicles, stalactites

Riddle 55

Each morning I appear
To lie at your feet,
All day I follow
No matter how fast you run,
Yet I nearly perish
In the midday sun.
A shadow

Riddle 56

Keys without locks
Yet I unlock the soul.
A piano, harpsichord

Riddle 57

Something wholly unreal, yet seems real to I
Think my friend, tell me where does it lie?
In the mind

Riddle 58

So simple,
That I can only point
Yet I guide men
All over the world.
A compass

Riddle 59

A beggar's brother went out to sea and drowned.
But the man who drowned had no brother.
What was the relationship between the man who drowned and the beggar?
Answer 1: The beggar was his sister
Answer 2: Both beggars were priests

Riddle 60

For our ambrosia we were blessed,
by Jupiter, with a sting of death.
Though our might, to some is jest,
we have quelled the dragon's breath.
Who are we?
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