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'''Perry-the-Winkle''' was a humorous poem written by [[Samwise Gamgee]] and recorded in the [[Red Book]]. It speaks about the [[Lonely Troll]] and three [[Hobbits]], which were perhaps based on real Hobbits.
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'''Perry-the-Winkle''' was a humorous poem written by [[Samwise Gamgee]] and recorded in the [[Red Book]]. It speaks about the [[Lonely Troll]] and three [[Hobbits]], which were perhaps based on real Hobbits.<ref>{{AB|Perry}}, poem number 8</ref>
  
[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] published the poem within ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]''.
 
 
==Etymology==
 
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''[[wikipedia:Periwinkle|Periwinckle]]'' is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
 
''[[wikipedia:Periwinkle|Periwinckle]]'' is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
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Revision as of 07:02, 25 February 2012

Perry-the-Winkle was a humorous poem written by Samwise Gamgee and recorded in the Red Book. It speaks about the Lonely Troll and three Hobbits, which were perhaps based on real Hobbits.[1]

Etymology

Periwinckle is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.[2]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Perry-the-Winkle", poem number 8
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"