Inventor of pipe-weed. Tobold Hornblower dwelt in Longbottom in the Southfarthing of the Shire. Tobold lived during the 2600s of the Third Age, during the reign of Thain Isengrim II. Tobold often visited Bree, where he may have gotten his pipe-weed, as Merry Brandybuck later speculated in his book Herblore of the Shire. Tobold knew much about plants, and he grew pipe-weed in his garden. He figured out how to place it in a pipe to smoke. He called it Old Toby, as he was called in his later years. Pipes were smoked for hundreds of years to come by Hobbits and by Gandalf.
The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring: "Prologue: Concerning Pipe-weed," page 17
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