VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of Informational Site Network Informational
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search

The Wife Of Bath's Riddles


The frolicsome Wife of Bath, when called upon to favour the company, protested that she had no aptitude for such things, but that her fourth husband had had a liking for them, and she remembered one of his riddles that might be new to her fellow pilgrims: "Why is a bung that hath been made fast in a barrel like unto another bung that is just falling out of a barrel?" As the company promptly answered this easy conundrum, the lady went on to say that when she was one day seated sewing in her private chamber her son entered. "Upon receiving," saith she, "the parental command, 'Depart, my son, and do not disturb me!' he did reply, 'I am, of a truth, thy son; but thou art not my mother, and until thou hast shown me how this may be I shall not go forth.'" This perplexed the company a good deal, but it is not likely to give the reader much difficulty.

Read Answer

Next: The Host's Puzzle

Previous: The Knight's Puzzle

Add to Informational Site Network

Random Questions

The Five Pennies.
Unclassified Problems.
The Victoria Cross Puzzle.
Moving Counter Problem
What Was The Time?
Money Puzzles
The Montenegrin Dice Game.
Puzzle Games.
The Scientific Skater.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Spanish Dungeon.
Magic Squares Problem.
Visiting The Towns.
Unicursal and Route Problems
The Yacht Race.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Four Sons.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Three Railway Stations.
Patchwork Puzzles
Queer Relationships.
Money Puzzles
The Eighteen Dominoes.
Magic Squares Problem.
The Coloured Counters.
Chessboard Problems
The Basket Of Potatoes.
Money Puzzles
Hannah's Puzzle.
Unicursal and Route Problems