Re: Large economy size Hobbits?
- In a message dated 08/31/1999 7:13:45 AM Central Daylight Time,
> I recall JJRT said that Bandaboras Took was five feet four and couldUnfortunately Diane's recollection is slightly off. "According to the Red
> ride a horse. That would be an exceptional hobbit.
Book, Bandobras Took (Bullroarer) ... was four foot five and able to ride a
Pippin, arriving in Minas Tirith after the Entdraughts, gives his height as
"but four feet and not likely to grow any more." Yet he is supposed to have
notably grown after the Entdraughts, and indeed to have surpassed Bullroarer.
Thus he has grown as much as six inches and not noticed! You'd think he'd
notice his pants not fitting right. (Did they have dressing-room mirrors in
It is at least implied by JRRT that Pippin and Merry become taller than
Bullroarer. Does anyone know where their final stature is given, and what it
- In a message dated 08/31/1999 8:39:56 AM Central Daylight Time,
> I think whether one canIt's =length of stride= that concerns me, mostly. But what would I know?
> walk 20 miles depends not as much on one's physical size as on one's
I'm totally unathletic.
- I find on discussions with my friend who =really= knows the story, that
Pippin and Merry got another chance at ent-draughts while on their way North
and home after the War of the Ring. When they speak with Bilbo at Rivendell,
they tell him that they may decide to rival Bullroarer in height, as he is
rivaling the Old Took in age.
Before that, at the Field of Cormallen, Sam swears that they have grown
"three inches" since he last saw them.
So it would seem that the growth was gradual, perhaps three inches for each
stay with the Ents, so that when the final 6th inch was entered, Pippin would
indeed at 4 feet 6 inches overtop Bullroarer's 4 ' 5 ".
However, I am still worried about the average-sized Hobbit handling a
=full-sized cart horse= (not riding it, rather driving it as it pulls a sort
of omnibus-cart full of halflings) in one of Sylvia Hunnewell's pictures for
the BreeMoot program book.
Settling the important questions of our day,