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| previous=A Conspiracy Unmasked
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'''The Old Forest''' is the sixth chapter of the first book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
 
'''The Old Forest''' is the sixth chapter of the first book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
[[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] prepare to depart with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]. Merry warns the others that the [[Old Forest|forest]] seems alive with noises, movements and sounds. As they move, the forest seems to close in on them. After some time they come to the River [[Withywindle]], and Merry realizes that they have been traveling in exactly the opposite direction they had meant to go in. As they walk along the only path in sight the Hobbits are overcome with drowsiness. Unable to go on any longer, the [[Hobbits]] give in and fall asleep.
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[[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] prepared to depart with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]. Merry warned the others that the [[Old Forest|forest]] had always seemed alive with noises, movements and sounds. As they moved through, the forest seemed to close in on them. After some time they came to the River [[Withywindle]], and Merry realized that they had been travelling in exactly the opposite direction that they had meant to go in. As they walked along the only path in sight, the [[Hobbits]] were overcome with drowsiness. Unable to go on any longer, they gave in and fell asleep.
  
[[Old Man Willow]] then attacks the Hobbits, trapping and tormenting them. An old man named [[Tom Bombadil|Tom]] comes along and sings a song about his wife [[Goldberry]]. With his song, Tom commands Old Man Willow to release the captured Hobbits.
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[[Old Man Willow]] then attacked the Hobbits, trapping Pippin and attempting to trap Merry as well. An old man named [[Tom Bombadil|Tom]] came along and sang a song about his wife [[Goldberry]]. With his song, Tom commanded Old Man Willow to release the captured Hobbits.
  
Tom then takes the travellers home with him. When they reach his house, they hear the sweetest voice singing and welcoming them from inside the house.
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Tom then took the travellers home with him. When they reached his house, they heard the sweetest voice singing and welcoming them from inside the house.
  
 
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The Old Forest
Chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring
Number6
Synopsis
EventOld Man Willow attacks the Hobbits; Tom Bombadil saves them with his song.
LocationThe Old Forest
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The Old Forest is the sixth chapter of the first book in The Fellowship of the Ring.

Summary

Sam, Merry, and Pippin prepared to depart with Frodo. Merry warned the others that the forest had always seemed alive with noises, movements and sounds. As they moved through, the forest seemed to close in on them. After some time they came to the River Withywindle, and Merry realized that they had been travelling in exactly the opposite direction that they had meant to go in. As they walked along the only path in sight, the Hobbits were overcome with drowsiness. Unable to go on any longer, they gave in and fell asleep.

Old Man Willow then attacked the Hobbits, trapping Pippin and attempting to trap Merry as well. An old man named Tom came along and sang a song about his wife Goldberry. With his song, Tom commanded Old Man Willow to release the captured Hobbits.

Tom then took the travellers home with him. When they reached his house, they heard the sweetest voice singing and welcoming them from inside the house.