Long List of the Ents
On 29 February T.A. 3019, Merry and Pippin met Treebeard in Fangorn Forest. Puzzled to meet creatures he had never seen before, Treebeard began reciting the list to see if he could recall where the two Hobbits might fit in, but decided that they were indeed missing. Pippin suggested adding a new line, Half-grown hobbits, the hole-dwellers, next to Men, which Treebeard thought was a good idea.
Ents the earthborn, old as mountains,
the wide-walkers, water drinking;
and hungry as hunters, the Hobbit children,
the laughing-folk, the little people,
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Index: I Songs and Verses, (a)"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Voice of Saruman"