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Perry-the-Winkle

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Perry-the-Winkle was a humorous poem written by Samwise Gamgee and recorded in the Red Book of Westmarch.[1] It speaks about the Lonely Troll and three Hobbits, which were perhaps based on real Hobbits.[2]

Etymology

Periwinckle is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.[3]

See also

References

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