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Old 11-08-2015, 07:46 AM   #51
Faramir Jones
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Leaf How far through the Forest?

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin View Post
It's also worth observing that the hobbits' planned route wouldn't have taken them through the heart of the Forest; their intention was to cut across its northwest corner and come out on the Road some miles from the Bridge..... not down to the Withywindle and then out on the eastern, Barrow-downs side.
I'd agree with you here, William. Once Frodo spoke about his plan, Merry, who had a lot of local knowledge, supported it as worth the risk.
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