LOTR trivia on the books

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elanamirkad
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Post#1 » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:10 am

ok, here is the first question, and a note to every1 is that u can add ur own.
How many yards equal one ent stride?
good luck
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Post#3 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:29 pm

The distance between where Treebeard picked up Merry and Pip to Treebeard's home divided by 70 thousand? :orcthumbs:
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Post#4 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:03 pm

10 yards to a stride, as if it were an inch. I've been talking to Sam lately.

Was there really a Sam Gamgee in real life that tolkien knew, or was it just made up?

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Post#5 » Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:29 am

I have no clue about sam but its actually 3 yards to one ent stride!
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Post#6 » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:38 pm

Sam's cousin Hal, who works for Mr. Boffin at Overhill, saw a walking Tree-man while on a hunting trip up in the Northfarthing.
'But this one was as big as an elm tree, and walking—walking seven yards to a stride, if it was an inch.'
However, three yards to a stride is more like it, as a 21 foot stride would require them to be over forty feet tall, and they were closer to fifteen feet tall as I remember. And after all, Hal was want to embroider, especially the more the story was told and as the ale flowed freer. :elfbiggrin:
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Post#7 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:24 pm

You're forgetting my question!!!! (And by the way, I DO know the answer)

[u]Was there really a Sam Gamgee that Tolkien knew, or did he make the name up?

[/u]
(Samuel Gamgee or Samson Gamgee counts)

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Post#8 » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:35 pm

Yes, he was his gardner.
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Post#9 » Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:08 pm

Tolkien did not know that there really was a Sam Gamgee until he received a letter from the gentleman on March 13, 1956 and he was very surprised indeed. Gamgee was a word used for cotton-wool, after it's inventor Sampson Gamgee.

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Post#10 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:21 pm

Coool! I say Rednell knows a lot. How did you know that? :lookar:
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