As I was going to St Ives


As I was going to St Ives
I met a man with seven wives
And every wife had seven sacks
And every sack had seven cats
And every cat had seven kits
Kits, cats, sacks, wives
How many were going to St Ives?

The answer to this famous old riddle is...


Only the narrator is going to St Ives. We have no idea where the kits, cats, sacks and wives are going.


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St Ives, UK - St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Low tide at St Ives in Cornwall