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Article: Farmer Maggot by Varda-(Valar)
Article: Farmer Maggot by Lenwe-(V)
Sept. 12, 2002
The mushrooms he grew were a great temptation to
hobbits, including Frodo
in his boyhood..
He was another hobbit with an interest in adventure,
friend of Tom
Bombadil's who nick-named him "Muddy Feet".
Fellowship of the Ring
see also Mrs.
Farmer Maggot was a hobbit, who lived in Bamfurlong
with his wife, three daughters, and more than two sons, just west
of the Brandywine. Young Frodo Baggins used to steal mushrooms from
Maggot's farm, and retained a lingering fear of his dogs
Farmer Maggot assisted Frodo's journey
with the Ring by providing dinner to him and his companions, and
driving them by cart from Bamfurlong to the Ferry as a protection
against Dark Riders. He was an acquaintance of Tom Bombadil, who
respected the Farmer's wisdom and knowledge.
"A Short Cut to Mushrooms" and "In the House of Tom Bombadil,"chapters
in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Written for the 19th
Anniversary of the Valar Guild