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"Last (or First)"

SirDennisC
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Nov 13 2012, 3:57pm


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Well, IIRC, in A Short Rest Tolkien called it "The Last Homely House West of the Mountains", referring to the edge of the Wild. Here it is the first upon returning from there...

... the use of "Last (or First)" was a return to the rather low-key, obvious hobbity humour...


Yes, of course... it's so obvious now that you mention it. Bilbo remained a linear thinker (and sharp of wit apparently) even after all he'd been through. Laugh

Subject User Time
The Last Stage, part I - "And elves are still singing" sador Send a private message to sador Nov 12 2012, 12:55pm
    Is this the last chapter SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 13 2012, 4:13am
        Me? Plunge? sador Send a private message to sador Nov 13 2012, 12:29pm
            "Last (or First)" SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 13 2012, 3:57pm
                directional? telain Send a private message to telain Nov 19 2012, 4:00pm
                    "Last Decent House" sador Send a private message to sador Nov 20 2012, 7:41pm
                        yes! telain Send a private message to telain Nov 21 2012, 5:07pm
    Just one thought... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 18 2012, 4:40pm
        An "elvish dream"? sador Send a private message to sador Nov 19 2012, 9:06am
    Elves. Hmph. CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 19 2012, 10:44pm
        I saw two shooting stars last night / I wished on them but they were only satellites sador Send a private message to sador Nov 20 2012, 8:17pm

 
 
 

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