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Though one wizard that I knew took up the art long ago, and became as skilful in
it as in all other things that he put his mind to.' 3 Of the Ordering of the Shire The
Shire was divided into four quarters, the Farthings already referred to, North, ...
before, and the chief Took had borne that title ever since. The Thain was the
master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-
arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no
I have avoided his farm for years and years. He caught me several times
trespassing after mushrooms, when I was a youngster at Brandy Hall. On the last
occasion he beat me, and then took me and showed me to his dogs. "See, lads,"
he said ...
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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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