Red, black, and white – the presence of the colourless Mirkwood deer make the common red deer (Cervus elaphus) seem less common.  All the deer are in two chapters – I wonder if we would have seen red deer in Chapter 7 if we were not about to see the others in Chapter 8.

  • 07.133 of red deer browsing
  • 07.134 There were no more deer;
  • 08.029 Out of the gloom came suddenly the shape of a flying deer.
  • 08.033 Suddenly on the path ahead appeared some white deer,
  • 08.033 The deer turned
  • 08.035 and the white deer that had appeared upon their path,

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