The Revised Tolkien Trivia

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  1. pyan

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    hopewrites I'm not jaded, who said that!?

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    "Literal thinking" makes me think "lines of text" which is sort of where I was at looking for a poem or song. Lines on a battlefield make less sense when given the facial clues. You can have teeth in battle, but nose? Archers would be a good 6th line if their small and weak, but then they probably would be guilty of more friendly fire than T wrote about. So battle is out imo.

    Lines of succession? First would be the oldest...

    I know it's not a song or poem. None of them match the clues, and you said as much.

    So lines of text or lines of succession. But beyond that I'm stumped as to what to look for next in ether.
     
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    Agóreg vae! 'Lines of text' is the warmest anyone's got yet...
     
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    farntfar Who needs built-in obsolescence when you've got me

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    ok Pyan.
    So I thought of chapter names.
    A long expected party almost works for teeth but, none of the others.
    Also appendices names don't (and don't all appear in the standard omnibus edition anyway.)
    Maps doesn't work either, or the the first six paragraphs or the opening of the first 6 chapters or the opening of the first chapter of each of the six books.
    So yes, I've got that it takes a little lateral thinking but perhaps more (or perhaps less or anyway different) than I seem capable of.
     
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    hopewrites I'm not jaded, who said that!?

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    I hadn't thought of chapter/ book titles. That might do...
     
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    farntfar Who needs built-in obsolescence when you've got me

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    doesn't seem to. But I may be wrong. :)
     
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    hopewrites I'm not jaded, who said that!?

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    Is there an introduction? Hang on where'd i leave my omnibus trilogy...?
     
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    hopewrites I'm not jaded, who said that!?

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    Is it the books?

    The FotR, book one has chapers giving the teeth of the story. The peril.

    Book two talkes about the gathering of the questers and the start of their journey.

    TT
    Books three and four have chapters that vary back and forth between the various quest members.

    RotK
    Book five puts it on the nose as it were. Climaxing the story.

    Book six is the smallest and simplist containing the concluding chapters that wrap up everyones stories.




    Reaching a bit maybe, so I wont be too suprized if im wrong.

    But given that line of thinking *deep breath* if line one is for the teeth, line two has the bite.
     
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    Ingenious...but incorrect, I'm afraid.

    Clue: The whole of the answer is contained on one page, five consecutive paragraphs...:D
     
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