Two weeks ago, we asked:
Why is the Tuscan lion like the British Empire?
This was a tough one! Perhaps it would have helped you to know that The Stamp Collector’s Magazine, from which this conundrum came, was a British publication? The answer, as published in the May 1, 1863 issue:
Because it upholds the crown with dignity; and at the same time holds out a shield to all the world.
The only correct answer back in 1863 came from Ralph, who received a Pony Express stamp for his efforts.
Here’s another conundrum for you, from the October 1, 1863 issue. I think you’ll find this one a little easier! The answer will be posted here next Friday.
Why is a naughty schoolboy like a postage stamp?