Gandalf

“Gandalf” also comes from the Prose Edda and means “wand-elf”.

  • 01.006 Gandalf came by.
  • 01.006 Gandalf!
  • 01.008 But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows
  • 01.011 Very pretty!’ said Gandalf.
  • 01.014 said Gandalf.
  • 01.016 I am Gandalf,
  • 01.016 and Gandalf means me!
  • 01.017 Gandalf, Gandalf! Good gracious me!
  • 01.017 Gandalf, Gandalf! Good gracious me!
  • 01.017 Not the Gandalf who was responsible
  • 01.023 Gandalf in the meantime
  • 01.024 he had almost forgotten about Gandalf.
  • 01.024 Gandalf Tea Wednesday.
  • 01.026 when he saw that it was not Gandalf at all.
  • 01.031 That was what he was going to say to Gandalf this time.
  • 01.031 But it was not Gandalf.
  • 01.038 Gandalf for certain this time,’
  • 01.048 and there was Gandalf behind,
  • 01.051 Now we are all here!’ said Gandalf,
  • 01.057 there’s a good fellow!’ Gandalf called after him,
  • 01.060 Gandalf sat at the head of the party
  • 01.063 and stayed talking to Gandalf –
  • 01.068 but wherever it went it was not quick enough to escape Gandalf.
  • 01.068 Then Gandalf’s smoke-ring would go green
  • 01.071 while the shadow of Gandalf’s beard wagged against the wall.
  • 01.089 Hush!’ said Gandalf.
  • 01.090 Gandalf, dwarves and Mr. Baggins!
  • 01.091 the ingenious wizard Gandalf) may never return.
  • 01.092 Gandalf struck a blue light on the end of his magic staff,
  • 01.093 Excitable little fellow,’ said Gandalf,
  • 01.095 It is all very well for Gandalf to talk about this hobbit being fierce,
  • 01.098 Gandalf told us
  • 01.099 Of course there is a mark,’ said Gandalf.
  • 01.100 That’s right,’ said Gandalf.
  • 01.111 In lots of ways,’ said Gandalf.
  • 01.113 Also,’ went on Gandalf,
  • 01.115 interrupted Gandalf.
  • 01.121 and live up to Gandalf’s recommendation.
  • 01.125 and I should like to know how Gandalf got hold of it,
  • 01.134 Even I, Gandalf, only just escaped.
  • 02.002 in walked Gandalf.
  • 02.005 “Great Elephants!” said Gandalf,
  • 02.007 you would have found this just under the clock,” said Gandalf,
  • 02.014 You will have to run,” said Gandalf.
  • 02.019 pushing his keys into Gandalf’s hands,
  • 02.027 when up came Gandalf very splendid on a white horse.
  • 02.032 did they notice that Gandalf was missing.
  • 02.038 “Where has Gandalf got to?”
  • 02.081 It was just then that Gandalf came back.
  • 02.107 “Excellent!” said Gandalf,
  • 02.110 in any case,” said Gandalf.
  • 02.111 while Gandalf tried various incantations.
  • 02.113 Gandalf grabbed it
  • 02.114 Gandalf and Thorin each took one of these;
  • 02.118 said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along.
  • 02.125 “Don’t interrupt!” said Gandalf.
  • 03.005 Now Gandalf led the way.
  • 03.009 even guided by Gandalf,
  • 03.010 so suddenly that Gandalf’s horse nearly slipped down the slope.
  • 03.021 and bowed to Gandalf
  • 03.023 but Gandalf was already off his horse
  • 03.029 and good night!” said Gandalf,
  • 03.035 This, Gandalf, was Glamdring,
  • 03.043 asked Gandalf
  • 03.048 “That remains to be seen,” said Gandalf.
  • 04.001 and memory of Gandalf,
  • 04.003 Only Gandalf had shaken his head
  • 04.003 but Gandalf had,
  • 04.003 Even the good plans of wise wizards like Gandalf
  • 04.003 and Gandalf was a wise enough wizard to know it.
  • 04.007 take us there!” said Gandalf,
  • 04.013 but Gandalf would not hear of it.
  • 04.013 which Gandalf turned into different colours
  • 04.016 But not Gandalf.
  • 04.017 Where was Gandalf?
  • 04.024 that Elrond had lent to Gandalf,
  • 04.041 Then Gandalf lit up his wand.
  • 04.041 Of course it was Gandalf;
  • 04.041 for Gandalf had brought it along as well,
  • 04.041 Gandalf thought of most things;
  • 04.043 Gandalf was quite right:
  • 04.047 At this point Gandalf fell behind,
  • 04.050 nor even Gandalf heard them coming.
  • 04.050 for Gandalf was letting his wand
  • 06.002 and O where can Gandalf
  • 06.006 Gandalf was arguing with the dwarves.
  • 06.006 and Gandalf was saying that they could not possibly go on with their journey
  • 06.009 Gandalf answered angrily:
  • 06.014 Gandalf was as astonished as any of them,
  • 06.014 in spite of Gandalf’s words,
  • 06.024 What did I tell you?’ said Gandalf laughing.
  • 06.025 for if Gandalf had explained it all by now to the dwarves,
  • 06.027 said Gandalf, ‘or soon there will be no getting over the mountains at all.’
  • 06.028 As soon as Gandalf had heard Bilbo’s yell
  • 06.030 Gandalf had made a special study of bewitchments with fire
  • 06.030 except that Gandalf knew all about the back-door,
  • 06.036 Can’t help it,’ said Gandalf,
  • 06.042 Well! that has got us on a bit,’ said Gandalf;
  • 06.047 A bit further,’ said Gandalf.
  • 06.052 Up the trees quick!’ cried Gandalf;
  • 06.052 Gandalf, who was a good deal taller than the others,
  • 06.060 Gandalf understood it.
  • 06.061 I will tell you what Gandalf heard,
  • 06.063 but also because of the danger which now threatened Gandalf
  • 06.064 Now you can understand why Gandalf,
  • 06.076 shouted Gandalf in answer.
  • 06.079 the flames were under Gandalf’s tree.
  • 06.080 Then Gandalf climbed to the top of his tree.
  • 06.082 to whom Gandalf had now spoken.
  • 06.093 and was speaking to Gandalf.
  • 06.094 As a matter of fact Gandalf,
  • 06.094 As Bilbo listened to the talk of Gandalf
  • 06.096 Very well,’said Gandalf.
  • 06.099 Gandalf, too, was lying down after doing his part
  • 07.008 answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.
  • 07.012 They had begun to think Gandalf was going to come all the way
  • 07.022 no, no, NO, NO!’ said Gandalf.
  • 07.028 We are getting near,’ said Gandalf.
  • 07.033 of the arrival of strangers,’ said Gandalf.
  • 07.036 and towering tall above Gandalf.
  • 07.037 I am Gandalf,’
  • 07.039 and unimpeachable reputation,’ said Gandalf.
  • 07.039 I am a wizard,’ continued Gandalf.
  • 07.046 while Gandalf began his tale,
  • 07.051 So Gandalf gave a long shrill whistle,
  • 07.055 away east beyond Mirkwood,’ put in Gandalf,
  • 07.063 Gandalf whistled again;
  • 07.063 Gandalf had told them to come
  • 07.067 went on Gandalf,
  • 07.077 said Gandalf, as these two now appeared
  • 07.078 Now go on, Gandalf!’
  • 07.079 So Gandalf went on with the tale,
  • 07.082 But look here, Gandalf,
  • 07.082 that Gandalf was describing.
  • 07.083 When Gandalf came to their climbing
  • 07.084 Well,’ said Gandalf very glad
  • 07.088 Mr. Baggins saw then how clever Gandalf had been.
  • 07.093 and little short thick legs for Gandalf
  • 07.104 Suddenly up stood Gandalf.
  • 07.106 and Gandalf were all asleep,
  • 07.112 Where is Gandalf?’ asked Bilbo,
  • 07.116 At last Gandalf pushed away his plate
  • 07.117 ended Gandalf, and he sat a long while silent.
  • 07.125 and Gandalf thought it wise to tell him their whole story
  • 07.126 and a horse for Gandalf,
  • 07.133 But if he dared to mention it to Gandalf,
  • 07.135 Well, here is Mirkwood!’ said Gandalf.
  • 07.141 that Gandalf was going to leave them
  • 07.146 Now Gandalf too said farewell.
  • 07.147 said Gandalf to Thorin.
  • 07.153 said Gandalf, and he turned his horse
  • 08.079 and Gandalf’s!’ he lamented.
  • 08.125 (as Gandalf had said they would)
  • 09.016 Just what Gandalf had said would happen,
  • 09.031 Gandalf spoke true,
  • 10.003 and since the last news that Gandalf had had of them.
  • 10.004 if he had known that news of this had reached Gandalf far away
  • 16.043 It was Gandalf.
  • 16.045 All in good time!’ said Gandalf.
  • 17.015 I wish I had Gandalf here!
  • 17.016 Here is Gandalf!
  • 17.024 as King under the Mountain,’ said Gandalf.
  • 17.041 Halt!’ cried Gandalf,
  • 17.042 Even as Gandalf had been speaking the darkness grew.
  • 17.043 Come!’ called Gandalf.
  • 17.044 How much Gandalf knew cannot be said,
  • 17.048 As Gandalf had hoped,
  • 17.060 Gandalf, too, I may say, was there,
  • 18.010 if Gandalf the wizard had not said
  • 18.013 and there stood Gandalf,
  • 18.014 When Gandalf saw Bilbo,
  • 18.026 he asked Gandalf that evening,
  • 18.043 Gandalf and Bilbo rode behind the Elvenking,
  • 18.044 Farewell! O Elvenking!’ said Gandalf.
  • 18.045 Farewell! O Gandalf!’
  • 18.051 Anyway by mid-winter Gandalf
  • 18.052 and Gandalf took their leave at last of Beorn,
  • 19.005 Gandalf it was who spoke,
  • 19.006 that he learned where Gandalf had been to;
  • 19.006 It appeared that Gandalf had been
  • 19.007 Gandalf was saying,
  • 19.018 he rode away with Gandalf.
  • 19.021 There is a long road yet,’ said Gandalf.
  • 19.025 You had better take this, Gandalf.
  • 19.033 Gandalf looked at him.
  • 19.041 It was Gandalf
  • 19.047 Of course!’ said Gandalf.

Fili

A note on the naming of dwarves.

  • 01.040 And Fili!’ added the other;
  • 01.045 I should say by the sound,’ said Fili.
  • 01.059 and Fili and Kili behind them,
  • 01.070 Kili and Fili rushed for their bags
  • 01.091 in naming Kili and Fili,
  • 02.035 Fili and Kili were nearly drowned,
  • 02.075 and Fili and Kili together,
  • 02.116 “Let’s get out of this horrible smell!” said Fili.
  • 04.008 that they sent Fili
  • 04.009 Soon Fili and Kili came crawling back,
  • 04.012 But now Fili
  • 04.042 where are Fili
  • 06.052 Fili and Kili were at the top of a tall larch
  • 07.077 Fili and Kili, I believe,’
  • 08.016 but Fili is the youngest
  • 08.016 Come here Fili,
  • 08.017 Fili thought he could;
  • 08.017 Fili took this
  • 08.019 Fili picked up the hook
  • 08.020 Fili hauled the rope back slowly,
  • 08.021 and Fili pulled
  • 08.024 and Fili and Balin
  • 08.028 and another hook,’ said Fili,
  • 08.028 Get in now,’ said Fili,
  • 08.073 Fili, Kili,
  • 08.106 Fili or Kili,’
  • 08.106 Most likely Fili,’
  • 08.106 and a struggle most of Fili emerged.
  • 08.107 Somehow or other Fili was got on to the branch,
  • 08.107 None of them were better off than Fili,
  • 08.109 He had taken off his ring when he rescued Fili
  • 10.013 Fili and Kili, however, who were young
  • 10.014 I hope I never smell the smell of apples again!’ said Fili.
  • 10.015 With the willing help of Fili
  • 10.018 and Fili and Kili
  • 10.022 pointing to Fili
  • 10.023 Fili and Kili of the race of Durin,
  • 10.027 burst in Fili,
  • 10.036 and set Fili
  • 11.006 For this purpose he chose Balin and Fili and Kili,
  • 11.014 Fili and Kili and the hobbit went back one day
  • 12.005 Fili and Kili looked uncomfortable
  • 12.026 and you two Fili
  • 13.025 Fili! Kili!’ he cried as loud as he could –
  • 13.034 Fili and Kili were almost
  • 15.027 Fili and Kili were sent,
  • 15.059 except perhaps old fat Bombur and Fili and Kili.
  • 16.016 even Fili or Kili,
  • 17.061 and Balin and Fili and Kili
  • 18.032 Fili and Kili had fallen defending him
  • 18.038 and Fili and Kili!

Esgaroth

  • 12.067 in his young days had been called Esgaroth.
  • 14.002 The men of the lake-town Esgaroth
  • 14.024 and Esgaroth,
  • 14.025 of the people of Esgaroth
  • 14.029 He dived from Esgaroth,
  • 14.031 not king of Esgaroth,’
  • 15.017 in battle with the men of Esgaroth
  • 15.048 the dwellings of the men of Esgaroth,
  • 15.056 In the name of Esgaroth
  • 15.056 contribute to the aid of Esgaroth;

Elrond

  • 02.125 I met two of Elrond’s people.
  • 03.006 where Elrond lives
  • 03.032 and Elrond the master of the house was their chief.
  • 03.035 Elrond knew all about runes of every kind.
  • 03.037 “I could not say,” said Elrond,
  • 03.039 in the mountains!” said Elrond.
  • 03.042 but you cannot see them,” said Elrond,
  • 03.043 that even Elrond should have found this out first,
  • 03.044 when the thrush knocks,” read Elrond,
  • 03.046 asked Elrond.
  • 03.049 “None to be seen by this moon,” said Elrond,
  • 04.001 helped by the wise advice of Elrond
  • 04.003 although when they had said good-bye to Elrond
  • 04.003 and of good friends like Elrond go astray sometimes
  • 04.024 that Elrond had lent to Gandalf,
  • 06.026 and Elrond had been well aware
  • 07.094 and said good-bye to Elrond.
  • 11.012 in the fair house of Elrond,
  • 11.013 and the message of the moon-letters Elrond had read.
  • 19.005 and led them across the water to the house of Elrond.
  • 19.006 for he overheard the words of the wizard to Elrond.
  • 19.008 said Elrond;
  • 19.017 in the house of Elrond,’
  • 19.018 he said farewell to Elrond,
  • 19.027 he had borrowed this one from Elrond –

Dwalin

A note on the naming of dwarves.

  • 01.027 and ‘Dwalin at your service!’ he said with a low bow.
  • 01.032 he said when he caught sight of Dwalin’s green hood hanging up.
  • 01.037 and Dwalin were talking at the table like old friends
  • 01.042 Dwalin and Balin here already,
  • 01.059 and Dwalin at the door of the kitchen,
  • 01.070 Dwalin and Balin said: ‘Excuse me,
  • 02.025 “Don’t be precise,” said Dwalin,
  • 02.026 and a dark-green cloak borrowed from Dwalin.
  • 02.075 Soon Dwalin lay by Balin,
  • 03.016 And Balin and Dwalin
  • 06.052 Dwalin and Balin had swarmed up a tall slender fir
  • 07.069 and Dwalin appeared
  • 07.071 Balin and Dwalin,’
  • 08.024 and last Dwalin
  • 08.029 Dwalin had just scrambled out
  • 08.073 Dwalin, Balin,
  • 08.128 All of a sudden Dwalin opened an eye,
  • 10.013 Dwalin and Balin were two of the most unhappy,
  • 11.026 And next year after that,’ said Dwalin,
  • 18.033 to Balin and Dwalin,
  • 18.038 ‘and farewell, Dwalin;

Durin

Durin was the first of the creations of Aulë to awaken in the very first days.  A note on the naming of dwarves.

  • 03.044 with the last light of Durin’s Day
  • 03.045 “Durin, Durin!” said Thorin.
  • 03.045 “Durin, Durin!” said Thorin.
  • 03.046 “Then what is Durin’s Day?”
  • 03.047 We still call it Durin’s Day
  • 04.003 “and perhaps it will be Durin’s Day”
  • 10.008 Thror and Thrain of the race of Durin,
  • 10.023 and Kili of the race of Durin,
  • 15.020 of the great folk of Durin
  • 17.015 By the beard of Durin!