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There is a dry fir-wood just ahead, if I remember rightly.' Sam knew the land well
within twenty miles of Hobbiton, but that was the limit of his geography. Just over
the top of the hill they came on the patch of fir-wood. Leaving the road they went ...
No tree grew there, only rough grass and many tall plants: stalky and faded
hemlocks and wood-parsley, fire-weed seeding into fluffy ashes, and rampant
nettles and thistles. A dreary place: but it seemed a charming and cheerful
garden after ...
Before them, but some distance off, there stood a green hill-top, treeless, rising
like a bald head out of the encircling wood. The path seemed to be making
directly for it. They now hurried forward again, delighted with the thought of
climbing out ...
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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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