Lobelia had some reasons to be as angry as she is. It’s all so unfair.


A short one-chapter story providing some backstory to the big revelation in the first chapter of Lithe.

I’ve always been interested in the character of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. Tolkien has a bad habit of treating his female hobbit characters as nags and scolds. Lobelia in particular gets to be the butt of a great deal of malicious “humor”, yet, at the end of the story, we see her be brave in a way most male hobbits can’t manage, when she attacks a ruffian armed only with her umbrella.

So, who is this formidable woman?