What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?
Starting (starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - i)
When it comes in, From sea to shore, Twenty paces you'll see, No less, no more.
A precious stone, as clear as diamond. Seek it out whilst the sun's near the horizon. Though you can walk on water with its power, Try to keep it, and it'll vanish within an hour.