03 September 2008

My first is...

Dear St. Nicholas: I send you a puzzle, which I hope you will print:

My first is in your body,
Quite useful in its way.
My second flows in Italy,
And flows by night and day.
My third, a thing to cook with, is
In every kitchen found.
My fourth's a common article,
A very simple sound.
My fifth folks often get into,—
The careless ones, of course.
My whole, a clumsy animal,
Is partly named for horse.

Answer: Hip-Po-pot-a-mus, hippopotamus.

(tomado de Project Gutenberg)

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