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Days of Dearth

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The '''Days of Death''' was the period of famine in [[The Shire]] following the [[Long Winter]].<ref name="Hobbits">{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
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The '''Days of Dearth''' was the period of famine in [[The Shire]] following the [[Long Winter]].<ref name="Hobbits">{{FR|Hobbits}}.</ref>
The Long Winter was a bitterly cold winter (lasting from [[November]] {{TA|2758}} to March [[Third Age 2759|2759]]<ref name="Eorl">{{App|Eorl}}</ref>), in which many thousands of [[Hobbits]] died. The ''Days of Dearth'' was the dreadful famine which continued in The Shire into the year {{TA|2760}}.
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The Long Winter was a bitterly cold winter (lasting from [[November]] {{TA|2758}} to March [[Third Age 2759|2759]])<ref name="Eorl">{{App|Eorl}}.</ref> in which many thousands of [[Hobbits]] died. The famine continued into the year {{TA|2760}}.
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)|Fell Winter]] ({{TA|2911}}-[[Third Age 2912|2912]])
 
*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)|Fell Winter]] ({{TA|2911}}-[[Third Age 2912|2912]])

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The Days of Dearth was the period of famine in The Shire following the Long Winter.[1] The Long Winter was a bitterly cold winter (lasting from November T.A. 2758 to March 2759)[2] in which many thousands of Hobbits died. The famine continued into the year T.A. 2760.

See Also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits".
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl".