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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Many, however, may wish to know more about this remarkable people from the outset, while some may not possess the earlier book.
  • The latter qualities, however, were now rather tolerated (in the rich) than generally approved.

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  • Gandalf, however, disbelieved Bilbo’s first story, as soon as he heard it, and he continued to be very curious about the ring.
  • The most important copy, however, has a different history.
  • Most of the company were, however, now in a tolerant mood, at that delightful stage which they called ’filling up the corners’.
  • The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say ’thag you very buch’.
  • But nobody will read the book, however it ends.
  • There was, however, no sign nor mention of money or jewellery: not a penny-piece or a glass bead was given away.
  • There were, however, dwarves on the road in unusual numbers.
  • ’I can’t believe that Gollum was connected with hobbits, however distantly,’ said Frodo with some heat.

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  • But however a removal might fit in with the designs of his wizardry, there was no doubt about the fact: Frodo Baggins was going back to Buckland.
  • The four younger hobbits were, however, in high spirits, and the party soon became very cheerful in spite of Gandalf’s absence.
  • The sun was not, however, high enough yet to shine down into the clearing, though its light was on the tree-tops.
  • That stage, however, belonged to the early days of the Shire, and hobbit-building had long since been altered, improved by devices, learned from Dwarves, or discovered by themselves.
  • He had a natural mistrust of the inhabitants of other parts of the Shire; and also he was not disposed to be quick friends with anyone who had beaten his master, however long ago.
  • After some miles, however, the road ceased to roll up and down: it climbed to the top of a steep bank in a weary zig-zagging sort of way, and then prepared to go down for the last time.
  • However, that may be: they woke suddenly and uncomfortably from a sleep they had never meant to take.
  • The Inn of Bree was still there, however, and the innkeeper was an important person.
  • He seemed capable of an endless stream of talk, however busy he might be.
  • However, in the meanwhile for all Mr. Butterbur knew his money was gone for good, or for bad.
  • However, in the meanwhile, walking was not unpleasant.
  • But however anxious their guides might be, it was plain that the hobbits could go no further that night.
  • However, there is nothing more to fear from them at present.
  • Never did I make a greater mistake! ’However, I wrote a message to Frodo, and trusted to my friend the innkeeper to send it to him.
  • He was interested, however, to hear that Dain was still King under the Mountain, and was now old (having passed his two hundred and fiftieth year), venerable, and fabulously rich.
  • However, we are certain of one thing at any rate: it will get warmer as we get south.
  • However it may prove, one must tread the path that need chooses!’
  • But however it may be with the guide, the followers are blameless.
  • The rain, however, did not last long.
  • At last, however, Balin listened to the whispers, and resolved to go; and though Dain did not give leave willingly, he took with him Ori and "in and many of our folk, and they went away south.

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