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Shooting at the wand

Shooting at the Wand was a game popular in the Shire which Bilbo Baggins played and at which he was quite proficient.[1] The game consisted of using a narrow slat as a target for archery.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Flies and Spiders"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Douglas A. Anderson (ed.), (2002) The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition, "Flies and Spiders", Note 13