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- He built (and excavated) Brandy Hall, changed his name to Brandybuck, and settled down to become master of what was virtually a small independent country.1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — A Conspiracy Unmasked (5% in)
- Frodo also had a tussle with young Sancho Proudfoot (old Odo Proudfoot's grandson), who had begun an excavation in the larger pantry, where he thought there was an echo.1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (91% in)
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