silarillion

The first time I read Silmarillion

I was reading the bit where the Dwarves and Ents are created and got to “nevertheless, they will have need of wood” and the chapter just ENDS!!! I started laughing so hard I almost fell off my stool.

I was in chemistry at the time, and my teacher shakes his head and says, “There is nothing that funny in that book.” (Being a Tolkien nerd was his one redeeming quality)

I yelled “they will have need of wood Yavanna!”

And he said, “Oh, that part.”

Then we both just died laughing and no one else had any idea what the heck was happening.