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Perry-the-Winkle (hobbit)

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Perry-the-Winkle was a Hobbit of Michel Delving, and the main character of the hobbit-poem Perry-the-Winkle.

In the poem, Perry was the only hobbit who treated the Lonely Troll kindly, and in him the Troll found the friend he always wanted; the Troll often fed him and taught him how to be a great cook.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Periwinckle is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Perry-the-Winkle"
  2. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"