Hooray! Back to the parts of the book that I love. And I do love this part -- doesn't Bree sound like a fun place to visit? Especially the Prancing Pony. With Strider lurking in a dark corner. I love him when he's mysterious and shadowy, with his "travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth" and his "high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud" (p. 153). I wish he would just stay all Ranger-y and cryptic, and we could go about having adventures with him.
"If you want anything, ring the hand-bell, and Nob will come. If he don't come, ring and shout!" (p. 150)
Possible Discussion Questions:
Tolkien mentions that Strider has "keen grey eyes." Have you ever noticed that every single human hero in this book has grey eyes? What is up with that?