Finally, we have reached what has become my favorite chapter! We shall now explore the Riddles, of which Tolkien writes in Letters 25:
And what about the Riddles? there is work to be done here on the sources and analogues. I should not be at all surprised to learn that both the hobbit and Gollum will find their claim to have invented any of them disallowed.JRRT
I will be delighted to learn of sources for these and link the relevant documents here!
[05.026] What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?
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Oh, a grand next step! The riddles. Don’t tell anyone, but I am terrible at riddles. It is, however, my favourite chapter too.