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THE OLD FOREST

(THIS POST BASED ON THE CONTENT OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS, BY, JRR TOLKIEN)

THE OLD FOREST

Synopsis:

Sam, Merry, Pippin prepare to depart with Frodo. Merry warns the others that the forest seems alive with noises, movements and sounds.After some time they come to the River Withywindle, and Merry realizes that they have been traveling in exactly the opposite direction they had meant to go in. As they walk along the only path in sight the Hobbits are overcome with drowsiness.

This path brings them to Old Man willow-tree, who had hatred for walking beings,where they suddenly begin to feel sleepy. Frodo, Merry and Pippin fall asleep, and the tree throws Frodo into the water and ‘captures’ Merry and Pippin under its roots. Sam and Frodo cannot rescue them, and run down the path, crying for help.

They meet Tom Bombadil, a strange man singing nonsensical songs. Tom sings the right tune, and the willow-tree lets Merry and Pippin go; then Tom invites the hobbits to his house, where he lives with Goldberry the River-daughter.

This chapter shows the magical power of the forest. Tom Bombadil’s character is an essential part of the story. Though he sings nonsensical songs, his tune had the magical power which helps in saving the life of two Hobbits. Soon Hobbits would also realize what Tom Bombadil is. I was very glad to know that there is a book on Tom Bombadil’s adventures, it would be magical in its on way cause I strictly consider Tolkien with a high imaginative power, its kind of level when you dedicate yourself to that you achieve that level. But then I realized that without Hobbits would it be fun to read Tom Bombadil’s Adventures?

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