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Of the Ordering of the Shire

Of the Ordering of the Shire is the third part of the Prologue to The Lord of the Rings.

Of the Ordering of the Shire describes the division of The Shire (North, South, East and Westfarthings; with Buckland and Westmarch), as well as the governing of The Shire (the Thain, the Mayor of Michel Delving and the Shirriffs).

The Lord of the Rings Prologue
Concerning Hobbits · Concerning Pipe-weed · Of the Ordering of the Shire · Of the Finding of the Ring · Note on the Shire Records