29 December 2011

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 182: Sharp-ears

Sharp-ears was one of the ponies Merry had provided for the journey from Buckland to Imladris. When the Hobbits stayed in the house of Tom Bombadil, their horses befriended Bombadil’s pony, Fatty Lumpkin. After becoming frightened in the Barrow-downs, they ran off in search of their friend. Tom was able to recover them, calling them by the names he had given them. Sharp-ears was later driven off while the Hobbits sought rest at the Prancing Pony Inn in Bree, though he was later recovered by Tom Bombadil, who sent him to Barliman Butterbur.


  1. As great as the films were, it is very nice to hear such details of the books! Remember the books!? :) The story of the journey of the hobbits through the Shire, into Buckland, the Old Forest, to Bombadil's house, the barrows, and Bree and hills beyond is probably one of my favorite parts of FOTR...the book. :) To be reminded of the wonderful ponies was a treat.

  2. It's true! Sometimes when I post these entries, people will get excited and want to know more about certain characters or places; I truly hope that my posts can inspire those who haven't to give the books a shot. They are well worth the read, and while the movies were fantastic, the books are so much better and deserve to be read.

  3. Im'a have to read the books, seems like the movie left out a bunch of juicy bits and pieces that are very intriguing to me.