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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby galion » 09 Jan 2010, 20:58

OK, just to keep the ball rolling, here's an easy one:

"Sheep were bleating in flocks."
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Adam Linton » 09 Jan 2010, 22:48

galion wrote:OK, just to keep the ball rolling, here's an easy one:

"Sheep were bleating in flocks."


An easy one? I think not! But after my Tolkien failure in the Last Line Literature Game, I felt duty bound to take it on. Had to think about it a while, and poke for a bit in TLotR, itself--but there aren't many possible places for it, so here it is, from the description of Tom's "many remarkable stories" to the hobbits (this one on the Great Barrows):

Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter Seven: "In the House of Tom Bombadil"

Here's another:

"_____ searched the ground in a wide circle, but no other traces of the fight could be found. They went on."
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 10 Jan 2010, 02:34

I recognised the sheep were bleating in flocks one instantly but only cos it's part of my all time favourite passage of the book.

I think that Adam's is by Fangorn when what remains of the company are looking for the hobbits?
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 11 Jan 2010, 17:13

Since no one else is swinging at the pitch, I'll do another:

J to the R to the R to the T wrote:"In fact, I've never taken anything on a journey that I'd have been less sorry to lose on the way."


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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 11 Jan 2010, 18:45

I assume that that's about Gollum and my guess is that it would be Frodo to Faramir.
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 11 Jan 2010, 18:47

It was a little sooner after Gollum's (seeming) disappearance, and the speaker wasn't Frodo.

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 11 Jan 2010, 19:10

Aragorn at the Council of Elrond? That was my second guess
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 11 Jan 2010, 19:58

No, you were much closer before. It is in reference to Gollum, but he only disappears for a very short time.

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 12 Jan 2010, 22:39

Hmm actually I think it is Sam. But I dunno where.

Do I get brownie points for persistence?
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Adam Linton » 13 Jan 2010, 00:37

jo wrote:Do I get brownie points for persistence?


Yes, of course...
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 13 Jan 2010, 14:00

Mmmmmm, brownies.

Oops, sorry. Got a little sidetracked there. Yes it was Sam after Gollum had disappeared for a few hours. Have you found your book to give us a quote?

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 13 Jan 2010, 20:47

No. But I will give you a quote anyway.

"Having sung his song he would say no more"
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 20 Jan 2010, 23:42

oh come on it's not that obscure :)
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby galion » 21 Jan 2010, 08:10

Oh all right, then. It's Gimli in Fellowship "A Journey in the Dark".

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Were I permitted, in this dark hour I would choose the latter.
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 21 Jan 2010, 14:32

Ah, that was the beautiful yet dangerous Éowyn, telling the warden of the house of healing that she would rather die in battle than sit around healed and do nothing. Of course, she's about to meet Faramir and may change her mind a little. Book 6, Chapter 5, "The Steward and the King"

Okay, new quote

the tall hobbit wrote:Pippin looked out from the shelter of Gandalf's cloak.


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