|Boromir: "Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!"|
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring II:10
Ben Appledore was a young Hobbit of Bree and member of the Appledore family. He was the younger brother of Nob Appledore. When his brother disappeared in the Barrow-downs, he sought the help of the Rangers of the North, who eventually found and took him to Rivendell.