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I am almost certain he made minor changes to the text of the Hobbit. In fact, the edition I had says something about being a "revised edition" with a foreward saying he has made some changes from an earlier edition, but it doesn't go into specifics. I don't have the book in front of me. I'll take a look at it tonight if I remember.

Well, I looked at the foreword in the book and the main revisions that are spoken of is in Chapter 5 "at the end of the riddle game". It explains that in the original version this normally honest Hobbit lied to Gandalf and the others which was the original version of the book and is explained as showing the initial influence of the ring on this normally honest Hobbit. It doesn't give any explanation of what the original version of the story was, only that the version in this book has been updated to be correct.

Maybe someone will happen along with the answer. Maybe I'll try to take some time and search the net for the answer.
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