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Bree (Middle-earth)

Bree is a fictional village in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, east of the Shire. It is the chief village of Bree-land, a small wooded region near the intersection of the main north-south and east-west routes through Eriador. Bree-land is the only part of Middle-earth where Men and Hobbits dwell side by side.

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Frodo met Strider (Aragorn) at The Prancing Pony inn there, which was owned by Barliman Butterbur. Later on in The Fellowship of the Ring, some of the Ringwraiths attempted to kill the hobbits, but Strider anticipated them, and the hobbits were in Strider's room instead of their own when the wraiths struck.

The hobbits returned to Bree later in the story.

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