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The Hobbit
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Further information will also be found in the selection from the Red Book of Westmarch that has already been published, under the title of The Hobbit.
  • The light in his eyes was like a green flame as he sped back to murder the hobbit and recover his ’precious’.
  • Hence the excitement of the hobbit-children.
  • The hobbit-children were so excited that for a while they almost forgot about eating.
  • He took a step towards the hobbit, and he seemed to grow tall and menacing; his shadow filled the little room.
  • Gandalf’s eyes remained bent on the hobbit.
  • A spasm of anger passed swiftly over the hobbit’s face again.
  • To these four volumes there was added in Westmarch a fifth containing commentaries, genealogies, and various other matter concerning the hobbit members of the Fellowship.
  • Maybe he would have attacked Bilbo at once, if the ring had been on him when they met; but it was not, and the hobbit held in his hand an Elvish knife, which served him as a sword.
  • As the story grew it put down roots (into the past) and threw out unexpected branches: but its main theme was settled from the outset by the inevitable choice of the Ring as the link between it and _The Hobbit.
  • It was begun soon after The Hobbit was written and before its publication in 1937; but I did not go on with this sequel, for I wished first to complete and set in order the mythology and legends of the Elder Days, which had then been taking shape for some years.
  • As is told in The Hobbit, there came one day to Bilbo’s door the great Wizard, Gandalf the Grey, and thirteen dwarves with him: none other, indeed, than Thorin Oakenshield, descendant of kings, and his twelve companions in exile.
  • But Nob, the hobbit servant, came bustling in long before they thought of ringing.
  • The hobbit-rooms have windows looking north and close to the ground.
  • Pippin declared that Frodo was looking twice the hobbit that he had been.
  • Elrond drew Frodo to a seat by his side, and presented him to the company, saying: ’Here, my friends is the hobbit, Frodo son of Drogo.
  • Whence came the hobbit’s ring?
  • Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk.
  • The process had begun in the writing of The Hobbit, in which there were already some references to the older matter: Elrond, Gondolin, the High-elves, and the orcs, as well as glimpses that had arisen unbidden of things higher or deeper or darker than its surface: Durin, Moria, Gandalf, the Necromancer, the Ring.
  • The hobbit’s bite is deep! You have a good blade, Frodo son of Drogo! ’ There was a crash on the door, followed by crash after crash.
  • He laid his hand on the hobbit’s shoulder in friendly fashion; but Frodo felt the hand trembling with suppressed excitement.
  • He lifted up the hobbit.

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  • …shamans, all historians, writers, politicians and diplomats, liberationists of whatever sex and persuasion, lawyers, judges, penologists, stand-up comedians, film directors, journalists, in short, anyone concerned remotely with affecting the consciousness of his fellow-man—and this would include our own beloved children, those incipient American leaders at the eighth-grade level, who should be required to study it along with The Catcher in the Rye, The Hobbit and the Constitution.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We were about halfway through The Hobbit.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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