Hobbits-Races / Fallohides
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One of the three "races" of the Hobbits.
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FOTR - "Prologue", 1. Concerning Hobbits"
Before the crossing of the mountains the Hobbits had already become divided into three somewhat different breeds, or "races": Harfoots, Stoors, and Fallohides.
- The Fallohides, the least numerous, were a northerly branch. They were more friendly with Elves than the other Hobbits were, and had more skill in language and song than in handicrafts; and of old they preferred hunting to tilling. They crossed the mountains north of Rivendell and came down the River Hoarwell. In Eriador they soon mingled with the other kinds that had preceded them, but being somewhat bolder and more adventurous, they were often found as leaders or chieftains among clans of Harfoots or Stoors. Even in Bilbo's time the strong Fallohidish strain could still be noted among the greater families, such as the Tooks and the Masters of Buckland.