I wonder what really happened to the Entwives. Where did they go? It would be nice to think that they all found each other again
I think that in fact the Entwives had disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the War of the Last Alliance (Second Age 3429-3441) when Sauron pursued a scorched policy and burned their land against the advance of the Allies down the Anduin.
"All right," said Sam, laughing with the rest. "But what about these Tree-men, these giants, as you might call them? They do say that one bigger than a tree was seen up away beyond the North Moors not long back."
"Who's they ?"
"My cousin Hal for one. He works for Mr. Boffin at Overhill and goes up to the Northfarthing for the hunting. He saw one."
"Says he did, perhaps. Your Hal's always saying he's seen things; and maybe he sees things that ain't there."
"But this one was as big as an elm tree, and walking - walking seven yards to a stride, if it was an inch"
"Then I bet it wasn't an inch. What he saw was an elm tree, as like as not"
"But this one was walking, I tell you; and there ain't no elm tree on the North Moors."
Twenty-one feet per stride might be an exaggeration? Treebeard was at least fourteen feet high per TTT so if we give him eight foot long legs, that would be about the maximum length of his stride when walking (consider an equilateral triangle made up of his two legs and his stride length). Accordingly, for an Ent to make a 21 foot stride I'd expect it to be 40 foot tall which might be right for the tenders of Tolkien's taller trees. The Ents resembling the fir the book says were the tallest. So Maybe what cousin Hal saw was truly an ent and not an Entwife, for the Entwives shouldn't be nearly that tall. :teacher:"But this one was as big as an elm tree, and walking - walking seven yards to a stride, if it was an inch"
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