But why is it called a Mathom House?

“The Mathom-house it was called; for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a mathom. Their dwellings were apt to become rather crowded with mathoms, and many of the presents that passed from hand to hand were of that sort.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

This is the place I’ll record the thoughts I can’t throw away (but probably should have)

 

 

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