"The parchment talks of a traveller, getting lost on a mountain, and whilst seeking safety sees two old men sitting by a fire next to the entrance of a cave. As he approached, he overheard the last part of their conversation, and he later recorded it thus."
Who is 'He'? The Traveller, writing about himself in the third person? Was a Big clue.
The Cray was an even Bigger clue and it was good to see most picked up on it.
The WHOLE wording was the riddle, not just the rhyme, as were the follow up posts.
Perhaps, this is the first time in history that there has been a request to evidence a riddle, and as this is the season of goodwill, I offer my congratulations to all as you were on the path to enlightenment.
What was the question and answer?
Question. "Is this riddle true?"
Answer. "No it is not"
A happy and healthy New Year to you all.
Ps. Sorry you lost the World Cup Adrian.