The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 1: Chapter 7: In the House of Tom Bombadil - Chapter 8: Fog on the Barrow-Downs Summary & Analysis

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Tom Bombadil welcomes the group into his home where they meet a stunning woman named Goldberry who claims she is the daughter of the river. Frodo asks her who Tom really is and she replies that he is “Master of wood, water, and hill.” That night, after a hearty dinner, Frodo, Pippin, and Merry are all plagued with bad dreams. They spend the next day by the fireside talking to Tom. He tells them he is older than anything in Middle-earth. He knows about the ring and asks to see it. Much to the surprise of everyone, he does not disappear when he puts it on. To make sure the ring is genuine, Frodo puts it on and disappears for the first time. Tom sees him and tells him to stop his tricks. At the...

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