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Tolkien’s Magical Inventory

Trolls’ purses are the mischief, and this was no exception. “ ‘Ere, ‘oo are you?” it squeaked, as it left the pocket; and William turned round at once and grabbed Bilbo by the neck, before he could duck behind the tree. —From The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Imagine poor Bilbo’s surprise when he tries to pick one of the trolls’ ...

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Cool Like Bombadillo

(Tom Bombadil by The Brothers Hildebrandt) J.R.R. Tolkien’s character of Tom Bombadil was based on one of the author’s beloved childhood toys—a doll that accidentally got flushed down a toilet. Many Tolkien aficionados wish that the enigmatic inhabitant of the Old Forest had stayed in that loo, never to resurface in Tolkien’s subconscious. I’m not one of those Bombadillo bashers, ...

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