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 Another Hobbit Riddle (Posted on 2003-06-08)
What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?

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By the fourth line, it never grows, so it must be an inanimate object.

By the second line,  it is clear that the said object  is taller than the tallest tree, and the comparison with  "tree"(second line) and allusion to invisible "roots" (first line) suggest that it is a natural formation.

Third line : "up and up it goes", suggests that one needs to really strain one's neck to visualise it.  This effectively rules out shorter formations like hills.

The only natural formation satisfying all the given conditions is a "Mountain", and consequently, the answer to the given riddle is "Mountain".

Edited on April 2, 2008, 6:22 am
 Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-04-01 13:53:19

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