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Tobold Hornblower

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A famous [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[Longbottom]] in the [[Southfarthing]] of the [[Shire]]. In his younger days, Tobold was something of a traveller, and made the eastward journey to [[Bree]] on several occasions. It was there, it is generally supposed, that he came across the cultivation and smoking of [[pipe-weed]]. Tobold must have collected some of these plants and brought them back to his own garden in Longbottom. (At least, this is the most likely version of events - Tobold himself remained silent on the matter).
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'''Tobold Hornblower''' was a famous [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[Longbottom]] in the [[Southfarthing]] of the [[Shire]]. In his younger days, Tobold was something of a traveller, and made the eastward journey to [[Bree]] on several occasions. It was there, it is generally supposed, that he came across the cultivation and smoking of [[pipe-weed]]. Tobold must have collected some of these plants and brought them back to his own garden in Longbottom. (At least, this is the most likely version of events - Tobold himself remained silent on the matter).
  
 
The [[Southfarthing]] seems to have been ideal for the growing of pipe-weed, and it became one the Shire's most important industries. Among the different varieties that were developed, one was named '[[Old Toby]]' in honour of Tobold its first grower.
 
The [[Southfarthing]] seems to have been ideal for the growing of pipe-weed, and it became one the Shire's most important industries. Among the different varieties that were developed, one was named '[[Old Toby]]' in honour of Tobold its first grower.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:26, 8 March 2007

Tobold Hornblower was a famous Hobbit of Longbottom in the Southfarthing of the Shire. In his younger days, Tobold was something of a traveller, and made the eastward journey to Bree on several occasions. It was there, it is generally supposed, that he came across the cultivation and smoking of pipe-weed. Tobold must have collected some of these plants and brought them back to his own garden in Longbottom. (At least, this is the most likely version of events - Tobold himself remained silent on the matter).

The Southfarthing seems to have been ideal for the growing of pipe-weed, and it became one the Shire's most important industries. Among the different varieties that were developed, one was named 'Old Toby' in honour of Tobold its first grower.