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They spoke of many things, old and new, and Frodo questioned Gildor much
about happenings in the wide world outside the Shire. The tidings were mostly
sad and ominous: of gathering darkness, the wars of Men, and the flight of the
'But it is not your own Shire,' said Gildor. 'Others dwelt here before hobbits were;
and others will dwell here again when hobbits are no more. The wide world is all
about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out.
If I take your advice I may not see Gandalf for a long while, and I ought to know
what is the danger that pursues me.' 'Is it not enough to know that they are
servants of the Enemy?' answered Gildor. 'Flee them! Speak no words to them!
They are ...
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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
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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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