This is one of my least-favorite chapters of all the books. I find the Old Forest really creepy, for one thing. But also, considering how much danger befalls Merry and Pippen, it's kind of a boring chapter. For me, anyway. It makes me sleepy! It honestly does -- I'm getting a bit yawny just thinking about it now. Is that due to some crazy good writing, to actually put me under the forest's spell, as it were? Or is it kind of boring? Okay, that's your Possible Discussion Question for the day.
Sleepiness seemed to be creeping out of the ground and up their legs, and falling softly out of the air upon them (p. 114).