By John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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31-2) to 'Peregrin Took'; 'the one real- ly populous town of their Shire, Michel-Delving' became 'the only town of their Shire, the county-town, Michel-Delving'; and the boots of the hobbits of the Marish became 'dwarf-boots'. The Hobbits' antipathy to vessels and water, and to swimming in it, was the only actual addition. ' From the date, this must have been a copy of the original version, as corrected. 2. The date April 30th was corrected to April 28th on the text P 3 (p- 7). 3. Northworthy: the Old English word, wordig were common elements in place-names, with the same general meaning as tun (-ton), an enclosed dwelling-place.
I already suspected much of it. ' cried Frodo. ' 'Well, this is Gollum's account. Bilbo's reward for winning was merely to be shown a way out of the tunnels. There was no question of a present, least of all of giving away his "precious". Gollum confesses that he went back to his island to get it, simply so as to kill Bilbo in safety, for he was hungry and angry. But as Bilbo had already picked up the ring, he escaped, and the last Gollum knew of him was when he crept up behind and jumped over him in the dark.
The first grower of pipe-weed in the Shire was still Tobias Hornblower, and still in the time of Isengrim the First (p. 6); the date was apparently first written 1050 as before, but changed to 1020. Later Isengrim the Second and the date 1070 were substituted, but Tobias remained. The footnote to this passage (p. 6) was retained, but 'about 400 years' was later altered to 'nearly 350'. The third of the Longbottom brands now became 'Hornpipe Cake', but was changed back to 'Hornpipe Twist'. 15. In the Foreword as published this concluding paragraph began: Much information, necessary and unnecessary, will be found in the Prologue.