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Fredegar Bolger

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[[Fredegar Bolger]] was one of the [[Conspirators]], a small group of [[Hobbits]] who knew that [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] had the [[One Ring|Ring]]. Fatty was a descendant of [[Hildibrand Took]] ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 2849–2934), one of the many sons of the [[Took Family#Famous Tooks|Old Took]]. He was the son of [[Odovacar Bolger]] and [[Rosamunda Took]].
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[[Fredegar Bolger]] was one of the [[Conspirators]], a small group of [[Hobbits]] who knew that [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] had the [[One Ring|Ring]]. Fatty was a descendant of [[Hildibrand Took]] ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 2849
 
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When [[Frodo Baggins]], [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin I Took|Pippin]] set out to take the Ring to [[Rivendell]], Fredegar stayed behind in an attempt to keep up appearances and delay news of their departure. He was frightened half out of his wits by the arrival of the [[Nazgûl]] but escaped unharmed. Fredegar could have gone with Frodo and his companions into the [[Old Forest]], but was terrified of the stories about it. Though Merry  tried to persuade him that the Old Forest would be nothing compared to meeting the Ringwraiths, Fatty was adamant, so the other Hobbits went into the forest with only the knowledge of [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] to aid them.
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Fatty was born in 2980. He had a younger sister, '''[[Estella Bolger]]''' (2985–?), who married [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]].
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During [[Saruman]]'s rule of [[the Shire]] he led a group of partisans fighting against the Ruffians around the hills of Scary, before eventually being captured.  He was imprisoned and starved, meaning that after his release nobody could call him Fatty any more.
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In earlier drafts of The ''Lord of the Rings'', Fatty Bolger played a much larger role, but this was later abandoned.  His role survives as a minor anomaly in the book — before the Hobbits go into the [[Old Forest]], they have five ponies prepared — but only take four.  Bolger was originally supposed to go with them.
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Revision as of 14:17, 6 June 2007

Fredegar Bolger was one of the Conspirators, a small group of Hobbits who knew that Frodo had the Ring. Fatty was a descendant of Hildibrand Took (T.A. 2849