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God made Adam out of dust,

But thought it best to make me first.

So I was made before the man

According to God's Holy plan.

My whole body God made complete,

without arms or hands or feet.

My ways and acts did God control,

but in my body he placed no soul.

A living being I became,

and Adam gave me a name.

Then from his presence I withdrew,

for this man Adam I never knew.

All my Makers law's I do obey,

and from these laws I never stray.

Thousands of me go in fear,

but that soul of mine God had to claim,

and from me took it back again.

And when this soul from me had fled,

I was the same as when first made,

without arms, legs, feet or soul,

I travel on from pole to pole.

My labors are from day to night,

and to men I once furnished light.

Thousands of people both young and old,

did by my death bright lights behold.

No right or wrong can I conceive,

the Bible and it's teaching I cannot believe.

The fear of death doesn't trouble me,

pure happiness I will never see.

And up in Heaven I can never go,

nor in the grave or Hell below.

So get your Bible and read with care,

You'll find my name recorded there.

This puzzle is said to have been written by a lady in California in 1890 in response to a gentleman in Philadelphia who said that he would give $1,000.00 to anyone to write a puzzle that he could not solve. He failed to do so and paid the lady the $1,000.00. A great sum of money in those days.

The answer is one word and five letters long, now what is it?

Author of the riddle is Unknown.

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