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HerenIstarion 01-20-2001 02:48 PM

"minor works" quotes
I'm strating new thread where JRRT's "minor works" (i.e. Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wotton... etc) (not directly connected with ME) will be quoted.
Let's get rolling:

Who said and to whom:


"And the wind has blown half the tiles on my roof, and water is pouring into the bedroom. I think I ought to get the doctor. And the builders, too, only they take so long to come. I was wondering if you had any wood and canvas you could spare, just to patch me up and see me through for a day or two."
A story must be told or there'll be no story, yet it is the untold stories that are most moving


Here's the list of works currently used in this thread:

Farmer Giles of Ham
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Leaf by Niggle
Smith of Wootton Major
On Fairy Stories
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Father Christmas Letters
The Monsters and the Critics
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
A Secret Vice
Mr. Bliss


[ March 17, 2003: Message edited by: HerenIstarion ]

KayQy 01-22-2001 02:57 PM

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Re: &quot;minor works&quot; quotes

Good for you. Little things need attention, too. This is from &quot;Leaf by Niggle,&quot; which I just read over Christmas, and it's Niggle's neighbor talking to Niggle. (I don't remember the neighbor's name, but, shh, don't tell anyone.) <img src=wink.gif ALT=";)">

Technology and bureaucracy have formed a conspiracy to make my life miserable!</p>

lindil 01-23-2001 01:16 AM

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parish ?



HerenIstarion 01-23-2001 10:58 AM

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Posts: 412

It was a good job, KayQy :), but final blow was lindil's. Carry on man

A story must be told or there'll be no story, yet it is the untold stories that are most moving

as eowyn 02-20-2001 04:01 PM

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I just read Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wootten major. I was hoping to get into this thread, but it seems to be stopped <img src=frown.gif ALT=":(">

H-I Could you do one in lindil's absence? Please?


HerenIstarion 02-21-2001 09:42 AM

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Re: Rats!

I will since lindil is silent


True; but they looked like interruptions to him, of course, poor little man
who and to whom?


KayQy 03-05-2001 12:36 PM

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Re: Rats!

Oh, this is one of the Voices talking about Niggle in &quot;Leaf by Niggle,&quot; when he was being judged or whatever! I don't remember which Voice.

They cannot conquer forever!</p>

HerenIstarion 03-06-2001 08:09 AM

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Re: Rats!

Excellent, your turn, though it was Second Voice ;)



KayQy 03-07-2001 02:27 PM

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Re: Rats!

Ok, here we go:
<blockquote>Quote:<hr> Never mind the Tail! Cut his head off and put an end to him!<hr></blockquote>

They cannot conquer forever!</p>

HerenIstarion 03-08-2001 06:04 AM

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dragons, dragons!

Middle Kingdom rustics, tormented by Chrysophylax the Dragon to king's knights, who were afraid to offend King's Cook


Edited by: HerenIstarion at: 3/14/01 6:33:58 am

KayQy 03-12-2001 12:23 PM

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<img src="" align=absmiddle> and more dragons!

Yep, go right ahead!


HerenIstarion 03-14-2001 05:41 AM

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Re: and more dragons!


Nasty unhealthy parts, evidently,' ...`I shan't go any further this way tonight


HerenIstarion 09-26-2002 07:15 AM

Well, since interest was shown lately of aforesaid "minor works", plunge in, folks :)

Estelyn Telcontar 09-26-2002 07:49 AM

HI, your last quote was from 'Farmer Giles of Ham' - speaker is the giant, after being shot by Giles' blunderbuss.

HerenIstarion 09-27-2002 07:08 AM

aye, correct :)

Estelyn Telcontar 09-27-2002 07:19 AM

OK, next quote:

I grant you your wish. Farewell! Now go to sleep!
Who says it to whom?

HerenIstarion 09-28-2002 01:46 AM

that's Alf (King of Faery) to Noakes, when the latter wished to be thin again :)

Estelyn Telcontar 09-28-2002 02:07 AM

Right you are, HI - though it is 'Nokes'. Your turn!

HerenIstarion 09-28-2002 02:52 AM

ai, ai shame on me :)

next serve:


That would be a help; and it need not be very fine. It
would be for business and not for showing off' at court

Estelyn Telcontar 09-28-2002 03:04 AM

At first I thought it would be Farmer Giles, but it was the miller, speaking to him.

HerenIstarion 09-28-2002 03:48 AM

exactly. BTW, I somehow figured all the millers with Tolkien are nasty. And I think I know why. I'll post a thread in the books upon the subject. Meanwhile, you serve now :)

edit: Nasty Millers

Estelyn Telcontar 09-28-2002 04:06 AM

OK, here's a new one:

I don't remember what I said, but anyway it was not nearly enough.

Estelyn Telcontar 09-30-2002 07:38 AM

Looks like there are only two of us playing on this thread - anyone else who's read the "minor works" and wants to join us??

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 10-01-2002 02:00 PM

I am pleased to answer the call for more players.

The last quotation was Niggle to Parish, who was looking at a flower I seem to remember.


Now if you're willing to take a ride,
I'll carry you home to tea
[ October 01, 2002: Message edited by: Squatter of Amon Rudh ]

Estelyn Telcontar 10-01-2002 02:45 PM

That was the old troll, speaking to Perry-the-Winkle in the 'Adventures of Tom Bombadil'. And yes, Parish was looking at a flower - a small, shapely yellow one. Could it have been elanor?

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 10-01-2002 02:48 PM

Correct. Go to the top of the class

Estelyn Telcontar 10-01-2002 02:56 PM

The honour would be greater if the class were bigger! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Try your hand at this one:

Anyway I've my own business to attend to.

Legolas 10-01-2002 03:12 PM

Giles to the miller.

Estelyn Telcontar 10-01-2002 03:28 PM

Correct, Legalos - your turn!! And welcome to the thread!

Legolas 10-01-2002 04:12 PM

"Don't do me a harm!"

Estelyn Telcontar 10-02-2002 02:33 PM

Nokes says it to the King of Faery in 'Smith of Wootton Major'.

Legolas 10-02-2002 02:38 PM


Estelyn Telcontar 10-03-2002 05:45 AM

"I had matters of my own to mind, and had wasted time enough on your errands."

HerenIstarion 10-04-2002 01:50 AM

that's Giles to the King at their famous meeting at the Ham Bridge. It goes on even more boldly with "Give us your crown" motto :D

Estelyn Telcontar 10-04-2002 04:33 AM

Yes indeed, HI - your turn!

HerenIstarion 10-05-2002 04:34 AM


The point is, what can I do for you?

Estelyn Telcontar 10-06-2002 02:38 PM

HI, I looked through the four "minor works" I have ( Giles, T. Bombadil, Niggle and Smith) several times without finding that quote. Can you give a clue?

HerenIstarion 10-06-2002 11:30 PM

it's in a story written in twenties, but published only recently. I hope this helps :)

Estelyn Telcontar 10-07-2002 01:41 AM

That must be 'Roverandom' then, which I don't have at home, but will try to get from the library - am I right?

HerenIstarion 10-07-2002 07:59 AM

Well, you are. That is wizard Psamathos to Rover. I count your guess as a correct answer and invite you to proceed :)

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