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Old 01-20-2001, 02:48 PM   #1
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1420! "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:

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"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

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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
Mythopoeia
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Father Christmas Letters
The Monsters and the Critics
Roverandom
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
A Secret Vice
Mr. Bliss


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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="">

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

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Rats!

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?

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I will since lindil is silent

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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.

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Excellent, your turn, though it was Second Voice

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

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

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Well, since interest was shown lately of aforesaid "minor works", plunge in, folks
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HI, your last quote was from 'Farmer Giles of Ham' - speaker is the giant, after being shot by Giles' blunderbuss.
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OK, next quote:
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I grant you your wish. Farewell! Now go to sleep!
Who says it to whom?
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that's Alf (King of Faery) to Noakes, when the latter wished to be thin again
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Right you are, HI - though it is 'Nokes'. Your turn!
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ai, ai shame on me

next serve:

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

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OK, here's a new one:
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I don't remember what I said, but anyway it was not nearly enough.
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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??
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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.

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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?
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Correct. Go to the top of the class
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The honour would be greater if the class were bigger! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Try your hand at this one:
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Giles to the miller.
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Correct, Legalos - your turn!! And welcome to the thread!
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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
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Yes indeed, HI - your turn!
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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?
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Old 10-06-2002, 11:30 PM   #38
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it's in a story written in twenties, but published only recently. I hope this helps
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That must be 'Roverandom' then, which I don't have at home, but will try to get from the library - am I right?
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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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