The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Third Phase (3): To Weathertop and Rivendell

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Gandalf’s letter to Frodo that Trotter had in his keeping differs from the final version. The wizard wonders where Frodo is, warns him about the Black Riders and not to use the Ring at all. Gandalf could not stay at … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Third Phase (1): The Journey to Bree

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At this point, Bingo become Frodo, and Frodo Took becomes Folco Took. This also marks the first appearance of what becomes the Prologue in Fellowship. My heart ached to read the words that hobbits are disappearing in this age “or … Continue reading