When Anoush went all Gossip Girl on me.

Riddles in the Dark.





What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows? 
One of Gollum's riddles for Bilbo. The answer is "mountain". 

Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still. 
One of Bilbo's riddles for Gollum. The answer is "teeth". 

Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters. 
One of Gollum's riddles for Bilbo. The answer is "wind". 

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter. 
One of Gollum's riddles for Bilbo. The answer is "dark". 

A box without hinges, key, or lid,
yet golden treasure inside is hid. 
One of Bilbo's riddles for Gollum. The answer is "egg". 

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking. 
One of Gollum's riddles for Bilbo. The answer is "fish". 

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down. 
One of Gollum's riddles for Bilbo. The answer is "time".