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Concerning Pipe-weed

Concerning Pipe-weed is the second part of the Prologue to The Lord of the Rings.

Concerning Pipe-weed explains the Hobbits' fascination with pipe-weed, its history (as laid out in Meriadoc Brandybuck's Herblore of the Shire) and the notable varieties of Old Toby, Longbottom Leaf and Southern Star.

The Lord of the Rings Prologue
Concerning Hobbits · Concerning Pipe-weed · Of the Ordering of the Shire · Of the Finding of the Ring · Note on the Shire Records