A Little Riddle for The Man From Afghanistan
Our story begins with this little riddle.
A man and a wolf set out on a journey with a head
of cabbage and his goat
But when they get to a river's edge, he can only take one at
a time on a very small float.
So pay close attention and look for the hidden clues
some may right and some might be wrong to choose.
Now listen closely for a rumbling voice, so you can make a very wise choice.
There once was a man from Afghanistan
with his wolf, some cabbage and goat
set forth to cross the desert remote.
They trudged for days, maybe as long as a week
whew!! the smell of that cabbage wow did it wreak.
Over dunes and hills to a mountain's ledge
which lead them down to the river's edge.
Now the wolf was a master over hill and dale
but crossing the river, he would surely fail.
With cabbage as baggage and a goat that won't float
he knew in an instant, he needed a boat.
He stammered, and scratched and pondered awhile
he couldn't decipher how they could all cross The Nile
He grabbed a few pieces of floating wood
and lashed them together a tight as he could.
He stared at his float, then peered the wolf,
back to the float then to the goat, Hum?
With cabbage, wolf and goat to tote
he prayed to his God, I need a small boat.
Then all of sudden sand blew in his eye
and a rumbling voice came out of the sky;
F- E- R- R- Y
Now everyone knows that wolf eats goat
and a goat will eat anything especially cabbage.
But did you know that nothing rhymes
with cabbage and wolf, except
for wolf and cabbage blah blah blhablabage.
So there young friends the riddle is solved
if you are able to postulate.
Just carefully follow these simple steps
one, through six, seven and eight.
1. take the goat over 2. come back get cabbage
3. take cabbage over 4. bring goat back
5. leave goat 6. take the wolf over
7. come back, get goat 8. take goat over again
Copyright © Warner Baxter | Year Posted 2014
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