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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.

J.R.R. Tolkien published the poem within The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.


Periwinckle is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.[1]

See also


  1. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"