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Old 08-08-2019, 03:27 PM   #14
Inziladun
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Originally Posted by Rune Son of Bjarne View Post
I always imagined that there were some deeper quarrel, not necessarily less petty, but older. Like different branches of the same royal house would be in conflicts for centuries back in the day.

Was it normal for Hobbits to adopt relatives like their own, if not, then I perhaps one can understand why Lobelia would be a tad miffed by missing out on Bag End?
Well, it does seem that Bilbo adopting Frodo did throw everyone for a loop, but the Gaffer, for one, didn't think it scandalous.

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'Mr. Bilbo never did a kinder deed than when he brought the lad back to live among decent folk'.
FOTR A Long-Expected Party

Then again, Bilbo was his employer, and he didn't care much for the SBs.

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The Sackville-Bagginses won't never see the inside of Bag End now, or it is to be hoped not.
Bag End was an exceptionally desirable abode. Bilbo's father used Took-money from his wife to build it, and apparently could have made himself quite a career as a hobbit home-builder. Still, doesn't seem to merit the amount of animosity between Bilbo and the SBs.
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