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The history and character of Mr. Bilbo Baggins became once again the chief topic
of conversation; and the older folk suddenly found their reminiscences in
welcome demand. No one had a more attentive audience than old Ham Gamgee,
Then there was a dead silence, until suddenly, after several deep breaths, every
Baggins, Boffin, Took, Brandybuck, Grubb, Chubb, Burrows, Bolger, Bracegirdle,
Brock- house, Goodbody, Hornblower, and Proudfoot began to talk at once.
And you, Mr. Baggins— though I daresay you still like mushrooms.' He laughed. '
Ah yes, I recognized the name. I recollect the time when young Frodo Baggins
was one of the worst young rascals of Buckland. But it wasn't mushrooms I was ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - WolfORourc - www.librarything.com
My absolute favorite story, but as an adult I have a hard time with the heavy use of passive voice and the simple verbs. Granted, Tolkien wrote the book for children, but I can only give 4 stars for the language and the slow passages. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - williemeikle - www.librarything.com
This book changed my life. Before it I was a spotty 14 year old hooked on my science studies. Then I read LOTR, and, at the same time, discovered women existed and.....but thats enough of that. You ... Read full review
Prologue Concerning Hobbits and other matters
A Longexpected Party
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