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LOTR Caption Contest CCXL

Ethel Duath

Jan 26, 7:30pm

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What's this, Precious? Hobbitses ruled by cows, perchance?
Bigger image here: http://www.framecaplib.com/...es/fotr/fotr0043.jpg

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Jan 26, 9:25pm

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"Just keep in mind, Bob: if you step in a cow-pat, you'll drown." / [In reply to] Can't Post


Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Tol Eressea

Feb 2, 1:18pm

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*ahem* 'Could do with a bit more weight on the back, here...' [In reply to] Can't Post



Feb 5, 5:59pm

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Mabel: This one in front's certainly not a great warrior... [In reply to] Can't Post

Gladys: And the one behind isn't very wise.

(Incidentally, doesn't seem overkill, four cows to pull that one plough? Anyone with a farming background?)


Feb 5, 8:35pm

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Four oxen might be right for a multi-furrowed plow [In reply to] Can't Post

I certainly don't have a farming background, but the plowing device int the picture has three wheels and what looks like more than one plow blade - maybe two or even three?

What I've never really bought about the picture is the idea of our cute little hobbits having the body strength to drive the oxen and steer the plow. Everything I've ever heard about plowing is that it's hard work for grown men.

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