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  • Updated 27 June 2007
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One of Merry’s ponies

One of the five ponies owned by Meriadoc Brandybuck, and used by Frodo and his companions on the first stage of their journey out of the Shire. After passing through the Old Forest, the ponies became lost on the Barrow-downs, and when Tom Bombadil collected them together again, he gave each of them a name. One of those names was 'Wise-nose'.

With the other ponies, Wise-nose travelled as far as Bree, but before their masters could mount them again, they were driven out of the stables to wander in the wilds of the Bree-land. Eventually the ponies found their way back to Tom Bombadil, who in turn sent them to back to Barliman Butterbur of the Prancing Pony inn, from whose stables in Bree they had fled.

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