"If you want to live" the strange man chided, "you must answer my riddle." With that he took his maniacal smile and left the room.
Why could I not answer this riddle? Maybe I could think better if he would untie me from this stupid chair. I knew I should be thinking about the riddle but it was useless.
I was never going to solve it. I looked above me to where the riddle was scribbled on the ceiling.
(A MAN WAS TRAPPED IN A ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS AND NO DOORS. THE ONLY THINGS IN THE ROOM WITH THE MAN WERE A MIRROR, ONE LIGHT TO SEE, AND A TABLE. HOW DID HE GET OUT?)
I'm never going to get this, I thought for the hundredth time. I'm going to die here at the hands of that strange man. I kept thinking, long and hard.
I had decided it was finally time to focus for real. Captivity may have made me a bit delirious at times but this was my chance to get out and I was going to take it.
Think, I told myself, think like you've never thought before. Then... just like that... I had it. I had solved the riddle.
I couldn't help but smile the next time the man came into the room, ready to end my life. Well... he said, do you know the answer?
It felt so good to once again breath in the fresh air of the great outdoors.
Do you think you know the answer? Comment if you have an idea.
I can't remember where I heard this riddle from but I remember loving it - @fivecents
Answer: The man SAW his reflection in the mirror so he pulled out the saw... He sawed the table in half and since two halves make a whole (hole) he jumped through the hole and escaped the room