Friday, 3 July 2009

Toilets in Lord of the Rings

The truth about toilets in Middle-earth

I cannot understand why people keep complaining that "in Middle-earth, nobody ever goes to the loo". This presumption is simply false.

For example, there is this wonderful descriptive passage when Pippin uses one of the famous water toilets of Minas Tirith: "Pippin flushed and forgot his fear." (LotR, RoTK, Minas Tirith)

from rec.arts.books.tolkien

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