The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163600   Message #3905166
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Feb-18 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Explain Riddles-False Knight On The Road
Subject: RE: Explain Riddles-False Knight On The Road
These wit-combat exchanges do relate to the more profound riddle-combats but ought perhaps to be more closely related to 'Arkansas Traveller' type exchanges.

There are subtle differences in the type of exchange from ballad to ballad. The idea behind 'The Elfin Knight' exchanges is you can get away with not performing impossible tasks by posing the setter equally impossible tasks, i.e., I will do your impossible task when you have done mine.