Thread: Trivia from Tolkien's Books
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So yes that was correct!
What made the jailer and the chief butler of Thranduil nod off so that Bilbo and the dwarves could escape?
What 2 things did Sam's Gaffa talk about when talking about Sams interest in Bilbos tales ?
1) Cabbages and taters are better for you than Elves and Dragons.
2) You'll end up in trouble if you mix in the business of your betters.
What are the names of the three mountains under which Moria was mined?
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Frodo lay in a dream without light. Then he saw the young moon rising; under it's thin light there loomed before him a black wall of rock, pierced by a dark arch like a great gate. It seemed to Frodo that he was lifted up, and passing over he saw that the rock-wall was a circle of hills, and that within it was a plain, and in the midst of the plain stood a pinnacle of stone, like a vast tower but not made by hands. On it's top stood the figure of a man. The moon as it rose seemed to hang for a moment above his head and glistened in his white hair as the wind stirred it. Up from the dark plain below came the crying of fell voices, and the howling of many wolves. Suddenly a shadow, like the shape of great wings, passed across the moon. The figure lifted his arms and a light flashed from the staff that he wielded. A mighty eagle swept down and bore him away. The voices wailed and the wolves yammered. There was a noise like a strong wind blowing, and on it was borne the sound of hoofs, galloping, galloping, galloping from the East. 'Black Riders!' thought Frodo as he wakened, with the sound of hoofs still echoing in his mind. He wondered if he would ever again have the courage to leave the safety of these stone walls. He lay motionless, still listening; but all was now silent, and at last he turnedand fell asleep again or wandered into some unremembered dream.
At his side Pippin lay dreaming pleasantly; but a change came over his dreams and he turned and groaned. Suddenly he woke, or thought he had waked, and yet still heard in the darkness the sound that had disturbed his dream: tip-tap, squeak: the noise was like branches fretting in the wind, twig-fingers scraping wall and window: creak, creak, creak. He wondered if there were willow-trees close to the house; and then suddenly he had a dreadful feeling that he was not in an ordinary house at all, but inside the willow and listening to that horrible dry creaking voice laughing at him again. He sat up, and felt the soft pillows yield to his hands, and he lay down again relieved. He seemed to hear the echo of words in his ears: "Fear nothing! Have peace until the morning! Heed no nightly noises!" Then he went to sleep again.
It was the sound of water that Merry heard falling into his quiet sleep: water streaming down gently, and then spreading, spreading irresistibly all round the house into a dark shoreless pool. It gurgled under the walls, and was rising slowly but surely. "I shall be drowned!" he thought. It will find its way in, and then I shall drown." He felt that he was lying in a soft slimy bog, and springing up he set his fool on the corner of a cold hard flagstone. Then he remembered where he was and lay down again. He seemed to hear or remember hearing: "Nothing passes doors or windows save moonlight and starlight and the wind off the hill-top." A little breath of sweet air moved the curtain. He breathed deep and fell asleep again.
I assume these were the ones you were talking about?
You can certainly post the next question if you wish.
Deserves death! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give that to them?
This occurs twice in LOTR, name which book or books, the chapters and um go on then the page numbers in which they both occur
TTT Book Four, Chapter 1, pg 246 (Ballantine movie cover paperback ISBN 0-345-33971-1)
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Q: Which three individuals hold/carry the crown during Aragorn's coronation?
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Ummm... I'll piggy back my last question: what was the name of the material used to imprison Melkor at the end of the Elder Days?