(In reply to A guess
by K Sengupta)
"The three volumes of The Lord of the Rings are each divided into two 'books', making six books in total."
"Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King is a single, huge novel
in six books (plus appendices) typically published in three volumes (but not a "trilogy")
"The Lord of the Rings is a massive epic fantasy of more than half a million words."
I have not found online reference to the approximate range or the exact number of sentences in "Lord Of the Rings", but in view of more than half a million words contained in it, it can be safely surmised that the total number of sentences are in the thousands.
From the above, we can now make the following associations:
* black ants --> words
* platoons --> sentences
* brigades --> books
* divisions --> volumes
* One --> the whole work , that is "Lord Of The Rings".
Consequently, the "One" mentioned in the riddle is "Lord Of The Rings".
Edited on April 26, 2008, 7:25 am