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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 21 Jan 2010, 19:06

I THINK that's when Pippin has just looked into the Palantir and been whisked away on Shadowfax by Gandalf and they are busy heading for Minas Tirith?
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 21 Jan 2010, 19:27

Correct Jo. It's the first sentence in Book 5. How about a quote?

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 10 Feb 2010, 16:54

Okay, since I was the last correct answerer before the silence of Jo, I'll give another quote.

J to the R to the R to the Tolkien wrote:"Except for that little frightened rat, I do believe there's nobody left alive in the place!"


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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Leslie » 10 Feb 2010, 22:17

Ah yes, Samwise the Elf-Warrior on his way to rescue Frodo in the Tower of Cirith Ungol.

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby galion » 11 Feb 2010, 22:43

This is Gandalf to Butterbur in RK Ch. VII "Homeward Bound". He's about to ask for pipeweed.

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 12 Feb 2010, 14:05

I remembered the quote immediately because it was one that had a word I never comprehended until coming across it again reading some Norse mythology and found out that "rede" means wisdom or wise counsel. Although I remembered it immediately, it took some time to find it because I was sure Gimli had said it. It turns out Legolas says it to Gimli and Aragorn in Book 3, Chapter 2: "The Riders of Rohan".

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Tolkien wrote:Gandalf would admit that there had been nothing else he could do.



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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby galion » 16 Feb 2010, 22:25

Well, since it looks as though nobody else is doing this one, I'll give the answer. It's Fellowship Bk I Ch. VIII "Fog on the Barrow-downs" - Frodo briefly imagining escaping from the barrow but abandoning his companions.

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Brambles trailed upon the ground, or clambering over bush and bank, made shaggy caves where small beasts housed
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 30 Mar 2010, 22:53

I don't recognise that at all .. at a guess, is it on the way to Rivendell?
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby galion » 30 Mar 2010, 23:11

Alas, no. It's much later, and in a much less pleasant place. In case it helps a little, I'll continue the quotation:

No trees grew there; but among the rank grasses could still be seen the burned and axe-hewn stumps of ancient groves.
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 01 Apr 2010, 00:36

I presume it is Frodo and Sam on the way to Mordor but that's prolly not specific enough for me to be 'right' I think. Anyone else? :)
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Leslie » 01 Apr 2010, 02:24

It's in TTT, in 'The Road to Isengard', when Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Theoden, Eomer, etc. arrive there following the Battle of Helm's Deep.

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'It would comfort us to know that others fought also with all the means that they have.'
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Dan65802 » 01 Apr 2010, 16:31

Leslie wrote:'It would comfort us to know that others fought also with all the means that they have.'


That's Boromir in chapter two of Book II "The Council of Elrond" during the meeting of that same name, aluding to the fact that Gondor needed help.

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Tolkien wrote:He felt that the Company was too naked...



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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 01 Apr 2010, 18:32

hehe that does not ring any bells at all so a stab in the dark... the company going over Caradhras?
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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby Leslie » 02 Apr 2010, 16:47

That's Sam on the Great River, shortly after the company had left Lothlorien.

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Re: LOTR quote game

Postby jo » 02 Apr 2010, 22:18

Is that Boromir in lothlorien?
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