O slender as a willow-wand! O clearer than clear water!
O reed by the living pool! Fair River-daughter!
O spring-time and summer-time, and spring again after!
O wind on the waterfall, and the leaves' laughter!
©J.R.R. Tolkien Estates
In this the seventh chapter the hobbits have been rescued from the Old Forest. Two strangers will help them for another rest is needed after such trying times. Whether you like Tom Bombadil and Goldberry or not let’s discuss this chapter here. There are many wonderful sources and theories about the hobbit’s new friends. So, let us begin…