3. Author's Note
Pippin’s Bath!!!: Sadly enough, this was not of my invention. The whole thing was based off of an incident recorded in The Fellowship of the Ring, pg. 99. It happens to be one of my favorite scenes in the books, and I couldn’t resist adapting it to my story. The bath song belongs to Tolkien, as well. I’m not that good of a poet.
“…the next, he was flying forward at the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow.”: An adapted quote from Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail. The idea came to me, and I just had to do it.
“Merry, you should write a book about pipeweed.”: After the events recorded in The Lord of the Rings, Merry does end up writing a book about the history of pipeweed entitled, Herblore of the Shire. It’s referenced on pages 8 and 9 in the FotR under Concerning Hobbits.
“Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go!”: This is obviously Tolkien’s work. The last word is “by”. If you want the song in context, it is found on page 88 in the FotR.
“The Road goes ever on and on…”: My second favorite LotR poem. It can be found in its entirety on page 35 and 72 in FotR.
“The wizard watched as his centuries-old hat was smashed, crumpled, and mutilated beyond any hope of repair.”: This would explain why, in the FotR movie, Gandalf’s robes were so worn, but his hat looked practically brand new. He had to get a new one because Pippin ruined his old one. (laughs) ^_^
~Thank you all! I hope you liked it! Namárië!
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