22 Jul, 2022
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Tolkien Collector's Guide Season 1 Episode 11
The team at Tolkien Collector's Guide sit down for a meet-and-greet with site moderator Trotter (Andrew Ferguson). Why collect? Why Tolkien? Why so many copies of The Hobbit? Find out more!
23 Jul, 2022
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Another nice episode.
Trotter, what did you think of the Tom Bombadil chapters and what they meant to the overall story the first time you read them?
In a way you had a similar experience to those that saw PJ's movies before reading the books!
23 Jul, 2022
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Well met Trotter! Just my usual complaint about more pictures, but fortunately there are some good pictures of Trotters collection here and at Berens site.
23 Jul, 2022
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23 Jul, 2022
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Morinehtar wrote:Trotter, what did you think of the Tom Bombadil chapters and what they meant to the overall story the first time you read them?
Tom is an interesting character in the books, he was put in because Tolkien had already written about him and felt that he added variety to that part of the book.
He is also important in the story for rescuing the Hobbits and more importantly giving them the swords from the barrows.
The section that was not printed in my book was Chapter 6, 7 and 8.
The story goes from
When at last he had got to bed, Frodo could not sleep for some time. His legs ached. He was glad that he was riding in the morning. Eventually he fell into a vague dream, in which he seemed to be looking out of a high window over a dark sea of tangled trees. Down below among the roots there was the sound of creatures crawling and snuffling. He felt sure they would smell him out sooner or later. Then he heard a noise in the distance. At first he thought it was a great wind coming over the leaves of the forest. Then he knew that it was not leaves, but the sound of the Sea far-off; a sound he had never heard in waking life, though it had often troubled his dreams. Suddenly he found he was out in the open. There were no trees after all. He was on a dark heath, and there was a strange salt smell in the air. Looking up he saw before him a tall white tower, standing alone on a high ridge. A great desire came over him to climb the tower and see the Sea. He started to struggle up the ridge towards the tower: but suddenly a light came in the sky, and there was a noise of thunder.
Tolkien, J. R. R.. The Lord of the Rings (p. 108). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Bree was the chief village of the Bree-land, a small inhabited region, like an island in the empty lands round about. Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood. Lying round Bree-hill and the villages was a small country of fields and tamed woodland only a few miles broad.
Tolkien, J. R. R.. The Lord of the Rings (p. 149). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.
It is very similar to the Peter Jackson films and does not spoil the story that much and I can understand why this section does get cut in just about all adaptations of the story.