hmm mother goose?
the answer is mist.
((Yeah, Mother Goose is close enough. Actually they are from the Dragonology book.
I thought it might be interesting to see who answered them.))
Katataban you have answered the riddle correctly. You may either walk away or stick around. The next riddle to be answered is:
Concealed and shielded behind much, difficult to spot.
I am like bug and sickness; I am contagious not always wanted,
Though I am small, they fear me greatly, for I might leave them haunted.
At times I am tough to keep, my master forced to let me free,
Then I rupture and soar around and they converse regarding me.
I may be friend or foe, servant or teacher,
I am like a bird; I want to be free creature.
What am I?