One of the Big Folk dwelling in Bree, who lost his life in the battle that took place there early in III 3019. Ruffians and outsiders from the south had begun to arrive in Bree even when Frodo and his companions passed through on their way to Rivendell. Two Bree-men, Harry Goatleaf and Bill Ferny, made alliance with them, and on a winter's night they let a crowd of the Southerners into Bree.
There was a fierce fight in which Rowlie took part, and at last the Bree-landers were able to force the strangers out into the snow. In that fight, five of the people of the Bree-land lost their lives: two Hobbits and three Men, and Rowlie Appledore was one of those three Men.
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