RE: [TolkienDiscussions] Dragons née The Hobbit Chap ter 2 "Roast Mutton"
- I've never heard of "The Dragon's Visit" - can anyone quote it?
[mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Wanda the *B*Witch
Hi, Jack! This is what is on page 61 of The Annotated Hobbit on side
note number one, which is next to the Green Dragon Inn.
From a very early age, Tolkien had a fondness for green dragons. He wrote
to W. H. Auden on June 7, 1955, I first tried to write a story when I was
about seven. It was about a dragon. I remember nothings about it except a
philogphilological My mother said nothing about a dragon, but pointed out
that one could not say a green great dragon, but had to say, a great
green dragon. I wondered why, and still do. (Letters, No. 163)
Tolkiens poem The Dragons Visit is about a green dragon, and in some
of his drawings the dragons are green as well (see Artist, Nos. 48,49, and
Artist, No. 40, which includes both of the dragons in Artist plus an
additional green one.
This is where I read the info about his fondness for Great Green
Dragons! I havent read The Farmer Giles of Ham book yet, notice the word
yet. Hope this helps.
Wanda the *B*Witch
Wanda the *B*Witch and Her Merry
Band of Hobbits,One Cranky Dwarf,and One Gaffer Angel :)
WANDA f English
Possibly means "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited
WANDA (f.) - Teutonic 'wanderer'; so Rána
Nethlhindorniel Apsenniel Elvish for Wanda Jean meanings are Slender
Young Tree and Forgiving
Ruby Smallburrows of Sandydowns (Hobbit)
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