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Puzzle ID:#29444
Fun:*** (2.43)
Difficulty:*** (3.08)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:snoopdogg*****

 

 

 



When you first heard of me there would be a curious invocation,

Perhaps plucking moments and strumming memories from past observations -

A minor or major device to prevent escape and maintain operation.

But neither a liege icon, or ancient instructions sent by private post,

Has saved this harmless innocence from becoming hunter's boasts -

Jarring images of red and white is all that remains of their hope.


Answer

When you first heard of me there would be a curious invocation,

Perhaps plucking moments and strumming memories from past observations -

Harp

A minor or major device to prevent escape and maintain operation.

But neither a liege icon, or ancient instructions sent by private post,

Seal

Has saved this harmless innocence from becoming hunter's boasts -

Jarring images of red and white is all that remains of their hope.

Answer Harp seal

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Comments

fem81uken*
Mar 31, 2006

I got the harp and seal but have no idea what a harp seal is!!
Lui312*
Mar 31, 2006

sorta weird...
Lui312*
Mar 31, 2006

I NEED MORE RIDDLES!!!!!!!!!!!
Lui312*
Mar 31, 2006

lol sorry 'bout that!
Armaidenpriya*us**
Apr 11, 2006

I think a harp seal is an endangered (or extinct... not sure which) species of seal...
OldChinaHand**
Apr 15, 2006

I missed the harp, I guess...I was thinking of rural mailbox or even the devices to snag the mail off the trains...I have no idea why. Good treaser.
OldChinaHand**
Apr 15, 2006

I missed the harp, I guess...I was thinking of rural mailbox or even the devices to snag the mail off the trains...I have no idea why. Good treaser.
TheEarthling*no**
Apr 18, 2006

Great one.
JessicaGAau*
Jan 29, 2008

nice teaser - very difficult, but well written
mosca*us*
Feb 09, 2008

Very good, very thought-provoling teaser! I didn't get it though. I got the part of being a hunted animal but didn't make the connection. The tragedy of the harp seal needs to be better known. Your teaser might help.

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