The numbering is weird again, folks! What Krapp and Dobbie’s edition of the Exeter Book includes as Riddle 70, Williamson edits as Riddle 67 (lines 1-4) and 68 (lines 5-6). More on this in the commentary!
Wiht is wrætlic þam þe hyre wisan ne conn.
Singeð þurh sidan. Is se sweora woh,
orþoncum geworht; hafaþ eaxle tua
scearp on gescyldrum. His gesceapo dreogeð*
5 þe swa wrætlice be wege stonde
heah ond hleortorht hæleþum to nytte.
Wondrous is a creature to the one who does not know its ways.
It sings through its sides. The neck is curved,
skillfully wrought; it has two shoulders
sharp in its shoulders. It fulfils its destiny …
5 … stands by the way so wondrously
high and face-bright, useful to heroes.
Highlight the box with your cursor to reveal the possible solutions: (Church) Bell, Shawm/Shepherd’s Pipe, (Double) Flute, Harp, Lyre, Organistrum, Shuttle; Lines 5-6 as a separate riddle: Lighthouse, Candle
* Note that this term doesn’t appear in the manuscript, but has been added in by many editors because the verb dreogan (to fulfill/endure) accompanies the noun gesceap (destiny/fate/nature) elsewhere in the Old English poetic corpus.