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{{quote|... Bombadil is just as he is. Just an odd ‘fact’ of that world. He won't be explained, because as long as you are [...] concentrated on the Ring, he is inexplicable. [A reminder] that the world is so large and manifold that if you take one facet and fix your mind and heart on it, there is always something that does not come in to that story/argument/approach, and seems to belong to a larger story.|J.R.R. Tolkien<ref name=coghill/>}}
 
{{quote|... Bombadil is just as he is. Just an odd ‘fact’ of that world. He won't be explained, because as long as you are [...] concentrated on the Ring, he is inexplicable. [A reminder] that the world is so large and manifold that if you take one facet and fix your mind and heart on it, there is always something that does not come in to that story/argument/approach, and seems to belong to a larger story.|J.R.R. Tolkien<ref name=coghill/>}}
  
Tolkien suggests that even in the [[Secondary World]], the characters (Hobbits) who interacted with him, were not fully aware of his nature.
 
 
{{quote|The [[Bucklanders]] knew Bombadil, though, no doubt, they had as little understanding of his powers as the [[Shire-folk]] had of [[Gandalf]]'s: both were regarded as benevolent persons, mysterious maybe and unpredictable but nonetheless comic.|''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]'', Preface}}
 
{{quote|The [[Bucklanders]] knew Bombadil, though, no doubt, they had as little understanding of his powers as the [[Shire-folk]] had of [[Gandalf]]'s: both were regarded as benevolent persons, mysterious maybe and unpredictable but nonetheless comic.|''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]'', Preface}}
  

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