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"Oh dear", by Himring

Author: Himring
Title: Oh dear
Rating: G
Theme: Riddle
Elements: (see solution of the riddle below)
Author's Notes: A little silly (sorry!) but sort of canonical. Also, not exactly poetry, but there is rhyme.
Summary: If you recognize the source in canon, you will know the solution right away.
Word Count: 29 words

Not a bit like storks,
no, I mean forks,
no, I mean: not like forks
or corks
or dorks
or orcs
or even auks
or hawks, really,
at all.


Solution under spoiler cut below:[Spoiler (click to open)]From "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire" (The Hobbit):
...and he found himself saying aloud: 'Now I know what a piece of bacon feels like when it is suddenly picked out of the pan on a fork and put back on the shelf!'
'No you don't!' he heard Dori answering, 'because the bacon knows that it will get back in the pan sooner or later. and it is to be hoped we shan't. Also eagles aren't forks!'
'O no! Not a bit like storks--forks, I mean,' said Bilbo sitting up and looking anxiously at the eagle who was perched close by.

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dreamflower02
Apr. 25th, 2016 03:56 pm (UTC)
*grin* I love this! But it's not fair for me to guess, so I will wait to see what others say!
hhimring
Apr. 25th, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
I feel just a bit as if I had done that 'What have I got in my pocket?' thing.
"After all that last question had not been a genuine riddle according to the ancient laws."
Yours is lovely!
shirebound
Apr. 25th, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
That's great. Being terrible at guessing riddles, I'm glad you posted the answer!
hhimring
Apr. 25th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I was in a hurry when I posted this. I've expanded the quotation under the spoiler cut slightly to remind anyone who reads it of the context.
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