Re: [mythsoc] Hobbitses proven
- At 09:23 PM 10/27/2004 -0500, Steve wrote:
>dress 'em up in Edwardian rural garb, and they'd pass.Doubtful, based on the reconstruction of their faces.
>I can't find the passage where Tolkien wrote that even at the end of theBook 1, chapter 9: "There were probably many more Outsiders scattered about
>Third Age, there were still "crude rustic hobbits out in the wild who
>would dig a hole for the night and then move on" Or words roughly to
in the West of the World in those days than the people of the Shire
imagined. Some, doubtless, were no better than tramps, ready to dig a hole
in any bank and stay only as long as it suited them. But in the Bree-land,
at any rate, the hobbits were decent and prosperous, and no more rustic
than most of their distant relatives Inside."