Appalachian Riddle #1: The Marble Hall

There are many stigmas revolving around the Appalachian portions of our nation, however they are just that, stigmas. Here is a traditional Appalachian riddle:


In marble halls, white as milk

Lined with a skin as soft as silk

Within a fountain crystal-clear

A golden apple doth appear

No doors are to this stronghold

Yet, thieves break in and steal the gold.


The answer to this elaborate prose is surprising: an egg.

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