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How weak a quotation there!

*mutters* Well, if you want to play it this way...

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What do you want - a picture? How the hell else can I reference a map??
 

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Difficult to tell at times!!:D

Well, assuming I'm correct (heavy irony!):

Who did Bilbo pass on Dain's gift to?
 

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"I beg of you," said Bilbo stammering and standing on one foot, "to accept this gift!" and he brought out a necklace of silver and pearls that Dain had given him at their parting.
"In what way have I earned such a gift, O hobbit?" said the king.
The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

The king being "the Elven king," of course.
 

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Correctamundo - and far too quick!
Your go, and a new silver bell (remember?:))
 

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Oh, the bells... Yes, I keep them in an old shoebox under my bed!

Which words isn't Bilbo allowed to use near Beorn?
 

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Furrier, Rug, Cape, Tippet, Muff.

(Gandalf said) ...and in the name of all wonder don't mention the word furrier again as long as you are within a hundred miles of his house, nor rug, cape, tippet, muff, nor any other such unfortunate word!

The Hobbit, Ch7, Queer Lodgings
 

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Yep! but accurate!

Who was the Captain of Gondor against the Witch-King of Angmar?
 

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Never. And last of all from you!

Fear fell upon all who beheld [the Witch-king]; but he singled out the Captain of Gondor for the fullness of his hatred, and with a terrible cry he rode straight upon him. Eärnur would have withstood him; but his horse could not endure that onset...
The Lord Of The Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, (iv) Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
 

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Hey, I had a birthday to attend! Anyway...

There's a day when no month ever starts. Which one is it?
 

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Friday.

It will be noted if one glances at a Shire Calendar, that the only weekday on which no month began was Friday. It thus became a jesting idiom in the Shire to speak of 'on Friday the first' when referring to a day that did not exist, or to a day on which very unlikely events such as the flying of pigs .... might occur.
LotR, Appendix D: Shire Calendar, footnote.
 

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Nine ships there were: four for Elendil, and for Isildur three, and for Anarion two...

The Silmarillon, Akallabêth (The Downfall of N
úmenor)
 

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(returns bell, reluctantly.);)

Away you go, Marky!:D

 

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Gimme! Gimme!

What type of verse does Strider cite to the Hobbits--after Samwise asked--when they're heading for Rivendell?
 

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