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Bard is known as someone who forebodes gloomy things like floods and poisoned fish. Floods I can see, but poisoned fish? How and why would Bard forebode poisoned fish?

I suspect that the town eats a lot of fish, poisoned fish would be A Very Bad Thing. I think it isn't from recent experience that a saying like this has arisen, it could be a throw-back memeory from when Smaug first arived.


Or is this just a slander against Bard? What other gloomy things might he forebode?

I think Bard is known for being pessimistic, he is a refugee and so might see signs when others don't.

Is there a reason Bard might be so gloomy even before the arrival of the dwarves?

Perhaps he had a feeling in his water that something was going to happen. Maybe he thinks the Elves aren't worth what they charge.


Note that Bard is anything but gloomy once the fighting starts. Does this remind anyone of Bilbo, who was gloomy in Lake-town, but perked up when the dwarves reached the Lonely Mountain? Is Tolkien trying to make a point?


Are they bored? Fed up of forever waiting for something to happen? Just wanting to get going, even if it could mean death?
(it reminds me of the bit where Gandalf and Pippin are talking at Gondor in the film, looking out towards Mordor)

Why didn't Bard know he could understand thrushes?

Perhaps living in a lake they don't get many thrushes, and certainly not ones who can talk to men.

What did it say?

Aim for the black spot on his belly.


Keep in mind that the dragon was about to make another attack. Then Bard gave a little speech or prayer before firing. Why? Did the speech help?

To steady himself, and as a prayer that he succeeds in bringing down Smaug.


Did Someone hear him? Did the black arrow hear him?

Some-one as in Some-one or some-one? Yes maybe Some-one heard.
I mentioned the arrow night have been made with revenge for Smaug in it, maybe Bard's words awoke that.

Although I'm more of the an arrow is an arrow is an arrow opinion today. (Who knows what I'll think tomorrow)


Smaug's belly is encrusted with gems. He wasn't born that way, was he? Did it come from lying on the gems for a hundred years? If not, how else? Was he able to see his own belly, or feel for bare spots?

No he wasn't born that way, they got there from Smaug lying on them. I can't help wondering if the bare patch used to be home to the Arkenstone...


Why did the Master let Bard take charge?

Because he isn't a fighter. (To put it kindly for family viewing you understand)

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Subject User Time
Fire and Water: More Questions. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jun 25 2009, 6:32pm
    Just one thought Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Jun 25 2009, 8:52pm
    Hope I'm not flogging a dead fish... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 25 2009, 9:18pm
    Gems Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jun 26 2009, 2:29am
        Gem answers maybe Disa Send a private message to Disa Jun 26 2009, 4:25am
            Slime Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jun 26 2009, 4:54am
                Okay, how about this then? Disa Send a private message to Disa Jun 26 2009, 6:17am
                    Now...... Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jun 26 2009, 7:26am
                        this is fun! Disa Send a private message to Disa Jun 26 2009, 8:03am
                            I Always Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jun 26 2009, 3:05pm
                            "Antiquated" Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Jun 26 2009, 4:39pm
                                That seems plausible. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jun 26 2009, 4:50pm
                                    Yes Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jun 26 2009, 5:09pm
        Transparent gemstones Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Jun 26 2009, 4:31pm
    A few answers sador Send a private message to sador Jun 26 2009, 7:22am
    Tolkien develops a device (and looks towards LOTR?) SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jun 29 2009, 12:09am
        This is the first (and only?) chapter Curious Send a private message to Curious Jun 29 2009, 6:19am
            There is another short sequence sador Send a private message to sador Jun 29 2009, 7:23am
                Yes, and that might be the start of Thorin's story! Curious Send a private message to Curious Jun 29 2009, 1:52pm
            All SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 3 2009, 10:17pm
        Thanks! Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Jun 30 2009, 8:42pm
    here goes Twit Send a private message to Twit Jun 29 2009, 9:55am
        What a great idea... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 29 2009, 3:37pm
            Yes, that's a wonderful UUT.// Curious Send a private message to Curious Jun 29 2009, 4:22pm
                cool! Twit Send a private message to Twit Jun 29 2009, 4:33pm
                    It just gets better! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jun 30 2009, 12:33am
                        Bilbo isn't the original owner. Maybe Curious Send a private message to Curious Jun 30 2009, 12:41am
                            No, not Bilbo; dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jun 30 2009, 2:15am
                        You don't really need that sador Send a private message to sador Jun 30 2009, 5:14am
                            it also makes sense Twit Send a private message to Twit Jun 30 2009, 8:34am
                                Not an urban legend. Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Jun 30 2009, 8:49pm
                        and what if... Twit Send a private message to Twit Jun 30 2009, 8:42am
                And I like it, too! / GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Jun 29 2009, 11:47pm
        Missing Arkenstone! Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Jun 30 2009, 8:46pm
    Bard's just misunderstood ;) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 4 2009, 1:21pm

 
 
 

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