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Old 02-09-2007, 08:15 AM   #321
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Yes, very true - that line definitely evokes Arwen. Well, here's a new quote for ya'll:
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:55 AM   #322
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Well, it looks like this thread has been forgotten. Anyone want to give the quote a try, or shall I go on with a different one?
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:20 AM   #323
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Oops, I mixed this thread up with the quotes thread - anyone is welcome to pose a trivia question instead.
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:56 AM   #324
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Well, your quotation was from Father Christmas' last published letter (1943), in which he says "goodbye" to Priscilla Tolkien. Since you opened the thread again, though, here's a new question:

Which of the poems selected by Tolkien from the Red Book does he specifically localise to the Buckland?
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:25 PM   #325
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Well, perhaps it's time to answer this question:

The first two poems in the Tom Bombadil cycle, "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" and "Bombadil Goes Boating",
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:11 AM   #326
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It's been a long time, but I think that's the answer I was looking for.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:50 PM   #327
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According to Tolkien's own words, which characters were probably "walkers in Outer Faery"?
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:22 AM   #328
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According to Tolkien's own words, which characters were probably "walkers in Outer Faery"?
Smith's wife Nell and his daughter Nan I believe
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:08 AM   #329
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Well, since it's been so long since so long since someone posted anything I thought the Minor works thread could also use a boost:

Who believes painting has uses?
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:04 AM   #330
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I don't know what is his name in the original. In Czech, it's Krčmera. He is a councillor (is that the word?), one of the three who discuss at the end of Leaf by Niggle.

I see, TM, that after being killed in WW, you decided to fill your free time with something else
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:47 PM   #331
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Indeed, I believe you mean Tompkins.
And yes, that is one of the reasons I tried to revive the Quiz threads. To give something to do.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:15 PM   #332
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Tompkins. All right, I'll try to remember that. Anyway...

What was broken into four pieces?

If it's too hard, I may provide you with some hints
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Okay, it was really very vague, but I did not think of a way to make it less vague without completely giving it out.

But what about putting it this way:

What was broken into four pieces as a result of certain animal's action?
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:42 AM   #334
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The "certain animal" sounds like it must be Roverandom, always getting into mischief, but I haven't been able to locate an exact reference yet. Am I on the right track?
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In fact Esty, I have to disappoint you. Think about all possible animals... but it's not that hard once you get on the right track, I'm sure you'd make it if you try
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:32 PM   #336
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Well, I've been searching and am not finding anything at all. Chrysophylax didn't cause anything to break, as far as I could see, nor did another animal in Roverandom. And the only other animals in minor works are in the Tom Bombadil poems, and I couldn't find any breakage there either.

Another clue, please?
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Check everything that belongs to the "Minor works". It is written at the beginning of this thread (hey, in fact you wrote it yourself). You will know...
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:03 AM   #338
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Ah, it's that time of year again! I'd forgotten all about the Father Christmas Letters! In 1926 the moon was broken into four pieces because the North Polar Bear turned on all of the Northern Lights (nice Pullman reference, eh?!) at once.
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Yes, obviously Of course you are correct, please continue the thread and give us something interesting to think of
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:26 AM   #340
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Who traditionally set out upon a trip on St Nicholas' Day? (Since that is coming up in a week...)
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Well, St Nicholas' Day has come and gone, and the question is still unanswered. Anyone want to try?
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It was one knight in the Middle Kingdom every year to bring a dragon's tail to the king.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:05 AM   #343
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Yes, Legate - very good! You may begin a new quest...
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Hmm, who was the enemy of the Black swan?
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With some of those, it is really bad... almost nine months and no attempt for an answer...
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I'll try my hand

That'd be a Sea-Rover the Man of the Red Worm dragon-ship and his men, the very master of the other Rover the mer-dog the Rover [dog proper] whom after the book Roverandom has been named had befriended on his voyage under the sea.

Lot of roving in the sentence above... but then there are lots of them rovers in the book mentioned, can't help it
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Indeed, well done. You may take the thread and pose another question, hopefully with better - earlier - response
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Earlier response provided I'm quick enough with posing first (my apologies for being late, like )

So, being on the run, something easy off the top of my head:

Who it was to build himself a gilded gondola for wandering purposes?
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The mariner. Nice question btw.
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Anyone wishing to confirm this as a valid/flawed answer?
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Coming, comings Sir!

My apologies for having forgotten about this

Surely your answer is correct, take the thread over
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Ah, no problem at all.

Hmm, let me see:

Who jumped on a bicycle? (think it should be a fairly easy one)
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Well, since Mr Bliss only "got on his bicycle", with no jumping involved, then it must be Niggle.
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"Same procedure as every year" - the fireworks that herald the new year always do some damage. What was damaged by a destructive display of explosives in one of Tolkien's stories?
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:48 PM   #357
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That's right, Squatter - and nice to have you posting here again! Go ahead...
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:16 PM   #358
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Nice to be back, however incompletely. Like Hrin I have come as I could, but he had a better excuse.

What of Niggle's "did not function properly"?
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:05 AM   #359
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Niggle's heart, according to the First Voice.

EDIT: What a pleasant way to bump up this thread and bump a spammer off the forum's front page!
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:35 AM   #360
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That's the one, Beth. Sorry it took so long to confirm.
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