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TIME - October 3

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Today in Middle-earth.

October 3, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. It was nearing time to leave.
(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth-no text)
...Bilbo was finally over his cold. While Thorin and the Dwarves seemed in no rush to get underway, he grew restless to finally leave for the Lonely Mountain forever looming in the distance. He longed for the comfort of his hole under the hill and familiar surroundings.

October 3, 3018 (S.R. 1418)
1. He (Gandalf) is attacked at night on Weathertop.
(from the appendices)
..."'I galloped to Weathertop like a gale, and I reached it before sundown on my second day from Bree—and they were there before me. They drew away from me, for they felt the coming of my anger and they dared not face it while the Sun was in the sky. But they closed round at night, and I was besieged on the hill-top, in the old ring of Amon Sūl. I was hard put to it indeed: such light and flame cannot have been seen on Weathertop since the war-beacons of old.'"

[He left clues:]
..."'...I should say,' answered Strider, 'that [the marks] stood for G3, and were a sign that Gandalf was here on October the third... ...It would also show that he was in a hurry and danger was at hand, so that he had no time or did not dare to write anything longer or plainer. If that is so, we must be wary.'
...'I wish we could feel sure that he made the marks, whatever they may mean,' said Frodo. 'It would be a great comfort to know that he was on the way, in front of us or behind us.'"

2. Into the wild...and into the marshes.
(not from the appendices)
..."...They spent a miserable day in this lonely and unpleasant country. Their camping-place was damp, cold, and uncomfortable; and the biting insects would not let them sleep. There were also abominable creatures haunting the reeds and tussocks that from the sound of them were evil relatives of the cricket (wetas?). There were thousands of them, and they squeaked all round, neek-breek, breek-neek, unceasingly all the night, until the hobbits were nearly frantic....

......Though the neekerbreekers had been left behind, the midges still pursued them. As Frodo lay tired but unable to close his eyes, it seemed to him that far away there came a light in the eastern sky: it flashed and faded many times. It was not the dawn, for that was still some hours off.
...'What is the light?' he said to Strider, who had risen, and was standing, gazing ahead into the night.
...'I do not know,' Strider answered. 'It is too distant to make out... ...like lightning that leaps up from the hilltops.'
...Frodo lay down again, but for a long while he could still see the white flashes, and against them the tall dark figure of Strider, standing silent and watchful. At last he passed into uneasy sleep."

October 3, 3019 (S.R. 1419)
1. Sam and Frodo feel the call to leave.
(not from the appendices)
..."'Well, Mr. Frodo, we've been far and seen a deal, and yet I don't think we've found a better place than this. There's something of everything here, if you understand me: the Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and Kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed. And yet... ...I feel we ought to be going soon. I'm worried about my gaffer, to tell you the truth.'
...'Yes, something of everything, Sam, except the Sea,' Frodo had answered; and he repeated it now to himself: 'Except the Sea.'"



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TIME - September 29 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 29 2012, 4:40am
    A far green country.... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Sep 29 2012, 2:29pm
        me too grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 29 2012, 2:49pm
    A wind from the East dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 29 2012, 8:22pm
        Ya got me teary all over again... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 30 2012, 1:25am
    TIME - September 30 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 30 2012, 11:47am
        TIME - October 1 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 1 2012, 9:17am
            TIME - October 2 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 2 2012, 9:22am
                Mmm....hobbit... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 2 2012, 4:28pm
                    I'm with you! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 2 2012, 4:32pm
                TIME - October 3 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 3 2012, 9:29am
                    2. Into the wild...and into the marshes. Beren0nehanded Send a private message to Beren0nehanded Oct 3 2012, 11:51am
                        *eyebrows shoot up* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 4 2012, 12:36am

 
 
 

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