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The Riddles

When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles.

The Box Of Gold

One of the riddles Bilbo tells Gollum is that there is a box with gold inside, but there is no lock, no key, no hinge or lid.

Gullum manages to answer the riddle correctly.

What was the answer to the riddle?

Gollum Riddles

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The answer to this riddle is an egg.

Gollum didn't fall for that one.

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I don't understand how an egg can be the right answer? Can you clarify. –  Mathew Foscarini Jan 21 '13 at 0:07
The gold inside an egg is the yolk. There is no key. There is no lock, hinge or lid. –  wbogacz Jan 21 '13 at 0:31
well, an egg doesn't look anything like a box. –  Mathew Foscarini Jan 21 '13 at 1:03
Basically what wbogacz said. Don't blame me, blame J.R.R. :) –  Nobby Jan 21 '13 at 2:57
A riddle is as much poetry as it is puzzle. Sometimes imagery is part of the question. –  wbogacz Jan 21 '13 at 13:35

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