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submitted by Eleni Harou on 30.11.2003

Relation riddle

Brother from one father
And son of my wife
Go and tell your father
His son is arrived
Husband of his wife.

There was once a young man who went travelling, leaving his wife and son behind at home. Time went by and his wife remarried, to the man’s own father, with whom she latter had a child. The years passed and one day the traveller returned home, only to hear that his wife had married his father and born him a son. Meeting the boy on the road home he recited the above riddle to order him to call their father.

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