I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case
Riddle me this:
I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?
Pencil lead / graphite.
Solve me this:
A prisoner is told: ”If you tell a lie we will hang you” ”If you tell the truth we will shoot you”.
What can he say to save himself?
He said: ”You will hang me.”