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TIME - July 10

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July 10, 3018 (S.R. 1418)
1. Gandalf imprisoned in Orthanc
(from the appendices)
..."'Late one evening I came to the gate, like a great arch in the wall of rock; and it was strongly guarded. But the keepers of the gate were on the watch for me and told me that Saruman awaited me. I rode under the arch, and the gate closed silently behind me, and suddenly I was afraid, though I knew no reason for it. But I rode to the foot of Orthanc, and came to the stair of Saruman; and there he met me and led me up to his high chamber. He wore a ring on his finger.' '"So you have come, Gandalf,' he said to me gravely..."
...'"...Yes, I have come," I said. "I have come for your aid, Saruman the White." And that title seemed to anger him.
...'"Have you indeed, Gandalf the Grey!" he scoffed. "For aid? It has seldom been heard of that Gandalf the Grey sought for aid, one so cunning and so wise, wandering about the lands, and concerning himself in every business, whether it belongs to him or not..."

...'"...here you will stay, Gandalf the Grey, and rest from journeys. For I am Saruman, the Wise, Saruman Ring-maker, Saruman of Many Colours!" 'I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, but were woven of all colours, and if he moved they shimmered and changed hue so that the eye was bewildered.
...'"I liked white better,' I said.
...'"White!" he sneered. "It serves as a beginning. White cloth may be dyed. The white page can be overwritten; and the white light can be broken."
...'"In which case it is no longer white," said I... '

...'...He came and laid his long hand on my arm... he whispered. "... I have many eyes in my service, and I believe that you know where this precious thing now lies. Is it not so? Or why do the Nine ask for the Shire, and what is your business there?" As he said this a lust which he could not conceal shone suddenly in his eyes.
...'"Saruman," I said, standing away from him, "only one hand at a time can wield the One, and you know that well, so do not trouble to say we! But I would not give it, nay, I would not give even news of it to you, now that I learn your mind. You were head of the Council, but you have unmasked yourself at last. Well, the choices are... ...to submit to Sauron, or to yourself. I will take neither. Have you others to offer?"
...'He was cold now and perilous. "Yes," he said. "I did not expect you to show wisdom, even in your own behalf; but I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly, and so saving yourself much trouble and pain. The third choice is to stay here, until the end."
...'"Until what end?"
...'"Until you reveal to me where the One may be found..." ...'They took me and they set me alone on the pinnacle of Orthanc, in the place where Saruman was accustomed to watch the stars. There is no descent save by a narrow stair of many thousand steps, and the valley below seems far away. I looked on it and saw that, whereas it had once been green and fair, it was now filled with pits and forges. Wolves and orcs were housed in Isengard, for Saruman was mustering a great force on his own account, in rivalry of Sauron and not in his service yet... ... I stood alone on an island in the clouds; and I had not chance of escape, and my days were bitter. I was pierced with cold, and I had but little room in which to pace to and fro, brooding on the coming of the Riders to the North.... ...I was in an evil plight. And those of you who know me will agree that I have seldom been in such need, and do not bear such misfortune well. Gandalf the Grey caught like a fly in a spider's treacherous web! Yet even the most subtle spiders may leave a weak thread.'"


4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



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It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 7 2013, 3:20am
    He was a tough old cookie Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 7 2013, 3:46am
        So true! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 8 2013, 1:14am
    TIME - July 7 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 8 2013, 1:11am
        It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 8 2013, 4:35pm
            It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 9 2013, 11:13am
                "...men learned the crafts of the Entwives..." dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 9 2013, 4:28pm
                    That's how I've thought it was! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 9 2013, 4:51pm
                TIME - July 10 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 10 2013, 10:41am
                    Love the way Gandalf recounts this tale! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 10 2013, 11:23pm
                        Oh... me too!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 12 2013, 10:42am
                            You're SO welcome! :) cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 13 2013, 3:51am
                    It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 11 2013, 10:39am
                        It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 12 2013, 10:39am
                            It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 14 2013, 3:43am
                                Dinner: a hobbit's delight! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 14 2013, 12:03pm
                                    *smile spreads* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 1:53am
                                        TIME - July 13 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 2:28pm
                                It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 1:49am
                                    TIME - July 14 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 2:23pm
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                                            TIME - July 16 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 16 2013, 9:23am

 
 
 

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