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It was not Gollum, Frodo, but the Ring itself that decided things. The Ring left him.'
'What, just in time to meet Bilbo?' said Frodo. 'Wouldn't an Orc have suited it
better?' 'It is no laughing matter,' said Gandalf. 'Not for you. It was the strangest ...
Frodo drew the Ring out of his pocket again and looked at it. It now appeared
plain and smooth, without mark or device that he could see. The gold looked very
fair and pure, and Frodo thought how rich and beautiful was its colour, how
'Show me the precious Ring!' he said suddenly in the midst of the story: and
Frodo, to his own astonishment, drew out the chain from his pocket, and
unfastening the Ring handed it at once to Tom. It seemed to grow larger as it lay
for a moment ...
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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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