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Forgive the correction, but the line first appears in that volume in 
Book 1, Chapter 10 "Strider", when the hobbits are at the Prancing Pony 
in Bree.  Frodo reads Gandalf's letter, which quotes the entire poem, 
and refers to Aragorn/Strider.

Later, in the same volume, in Book 2 "The Council of Elrond", it is 
indeed spoken by Bilbo, who reveals that he was the one who created it 
for "The Dunadan" when he first heard the story of his life.

(Tolkien buff-er: read it every year since HS graduation...that's more 
than 30 times)

Barbara Paciotti, SLMIS
Barbara Bush MS, Irving TX


Date:    Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:51:41 -0400
Subject: Tolkien quote source

The Fellowship of the Ring. Bilbo Baggins recites the poem at the Council of Elrond.
 Tolkien buff!

Katherine A. Wright
Library Media Specialist
Edwin H. Land Library

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