Thread: what do you think?
That is not to say that the ghost of Bilbo Bagins hadn't been leaning over the professor's shoulder, posing certain leading questions to draw out those particular events from Tolkien's imagination, which he later fleshed out on paper for our enjoyment.
You almost never see them. And if you do, really they always stand in the way!
Even hobbits are hidding somewhere
Yeah - I married one once...... no hang on he was an orc....
my friend said when he was in his carriage in houston texas he saw a hobbit with his hairy feet pop out of the ground.
Oh, and another thing: If Tolkien didn't make-up the storys in his books, but copied them from the Red Book of Westmarch, then what did he do in those huge blocks of time when he said he was working on his book?
I think Tolkien spent the time searching for and talking to the last remnants of elves, dwarves and hobbits and even descendents of Aragorn and Arwen. The Red Book was used as a basis for the stories but fleshed out with details and descriptions and additional information gleaned from these elusive beings. He was visited in dreams by the Valar when secrets were revealed to him and LotR was written with the blessing of the Valar as preparation for what is still to come.
Beware the Orcs among us!