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(Uncertain dates) May, 2941 [The Hobbit]

  • The company encounters the trolls

“Blimey, Bert, look what I’ve copped!” said William.
“What is it?” said the others coming up.
“Lumme, if I knows! What are yer?”
“Bilbo Baggins, a bur – a hobbit,” said poor Bilbo, shaking all over, and wondering how to make owl-noises before they throttled him. “A burrahobbit?” said they a bit startled. Trolls are slow in the uptake, and mighty suspicious about anything new to them.
“What’s a burrahobbit got to do with my pocket, anyways?” said William.
“And can yer cook ’em?” said Tom.
“Yer can try,” said Bert, picking up a skewer.

[The Hobbit, Chapter 2: Roast Mutton]



20th May, 3019 [The Lord of the Rings]

  • Elrond and Arwen come to Lórien (during the days after the fall of Sauron)
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