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TIME - September 24

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Today in Middle-earth

September 24, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. Bilbo nurses a bad cold as he and the Dwarves enjoy the hospitality and praise of Lake-town.
(determined from text)


September 24, 3001 (S.R. 1401)
1. Gandalf leaves unexpectedly.
(not from the appendices-tiny no text)
...Frodo began to recover from the excitement and fury of the Party and distribution of gifts. Gandalf had once again come and gone the night before in his usual rush. "'Good-bye now! Take care of yourself! Look out for me, especially at unlikely times! Good-bye!'
...Frodo saw him to the door. He gave a final wave of his hand, and walked off at a surprising pace; but Frodo thought the old wizard looked unusually bent, almost as if he was carrying a great weight. The evening was closing in, and his cloaked figure quickly vanished into the twilight. Frodo did not see him again for a long time."


September 24, 3018 (S.R. 1418)
1. Gandalf crosses the Isen.
(from the appendices-no text)
...Shadowfax raced across the vast leagues between the land of the Rohirrim and the Northern Realm. Gandalf reached the River Isen as the hobbits leisurely made their way across the Shire.

[league = 3 miles]

2. The Hobbits cross the Shire.
(not from the appendices)
..."Frodo woke up first, and found that a tree-root had made a hole in his back, and that his neck was stiff. 'Walking for pleasure! Why didn't I drive?' he thought, as he usually did at the beginning of an expedition. 'And all my beautiful feather beds are sold to the Sackville-Bagginses!' ... He stretched. 'Wake up, hobbits!' he cried. 'It's a beautiful morning!'
...'What's beautiful about it?' said Pippin, peering over the edge of his blanket with one eye. 'Sam! Get breakfast ready for half-past nine! Have you got the bath-water hot?'
...Sam jumped up, looking rather bleary. 'No, sir, I haven't, sir!' he said.
...Frodo stripped the blankets from Pippin and rolled him over, and then walked off to the edge of the wood."

[Later that day]
..."...They had been jogging along again for an hour or more when Sam stopped a moment as if listening. They were now on level ground, and the road after much winding lay straight ahead through grassland sprinkled with tall trees...
...'...I can hear a pony or a horse coming along the road behind,' said Sam.
...They looked back, but the turn of the road prevented them from seeing far. 'I wonder if that is Gandalf coming after us,' said Frodo; but even as he said it, he had a feeling that it was not so, and a sudden desire to hide from the view of the rider came over him.
...'It may not matter much,' he said apologetically, 'but I would rather not be seen on the road—by anyone... ...let's get out of sight!'
......Frodo hesitated for a second; curiosity or some other feeling was struggling with his desire to hide. The sound of the hoofs drew nearer. Just in time he threw himself down in a patch of long grass behind a tree...
......Round the corner came a black horse, no hobbit-pony but a full-sized horse; and on it sat a large man, who seemed to crouch in the saddle, wrapped in a great black cloak and hood, so that only his boots in the high stirrups showed below; his face was shadowed and invisible.
...When it reached the tree and was level with Frodo the horse stopped. The riding figure sat quite still with its head bowed, as if listening. From inside the hood came a noise of someone sniffing to catch an elusive scent; the head turned from side to side of the road.
...A sudden unreasoning fear of discovery laid hold of Frodo, and he thought of his Ring. He hardly dared to breathe, and yet the desire to get it out of his pocket became so strong that he began slowly to move his hand..."

3. They meet Gildor and the High Elves travelling through the Shire.
(not from the appendices)
..."The song ended. 'And now to bed! And now to bed' sang Pippin in a high voice.
...'Hush!' said Frodo. 'I think I hear hoofs again.'
...They stopped suddenly and stood as silent as tree-shadows, listening. There was a sound of hoofs in the lane... ...coming slow and clear down the wind. Quickly and quietly they slipped off the path, and ran into the deeper shade under the oak-trees.
...'Don't let us go too far!' said Frodo. 'I don't want to be seen, but I want to see if it is another Black Rider.'
...'Very well!' said Pippin. 'But don't forget the sniffling!'
...The hoofs drew nearer. They had no time to find any hiding-place better than the general darkness under the trees; Sam and Pippin crouched behind a large tree-bole, while Frodo crept back a few yards towards the lane...
...The sound of hoofs stopped. As Frodo watched he saw something dark pass across the lighter space between two trees, and then halt. It looked like the black shade of a horse led by a smaller black shadow. The black shadow stood close to the point where they had left the path, and it swayed from side to side. Frodo thought he heard the sound of snuffling. The shadow bent to the ground, and then began to crawl towards him.
...Once more the desire to slip on the Ring came over Frodo; but this time it was stronger than before... ...almost before he realized what he was doing, his hand was groping in his pocket. But at that moment there came a sound like mingled song and laughter. Clear voices rose and fell in the starlit air. The black shadow straightened up and retreated...
...'...Elves!' exclaimed Sam in a hoarse whisper. 'Elves, sir!' He would have burst out of the trees and dashed off towards the voices, if they had not pulled him back.
...'Yes, it is Elves,' said Frodo. 'One can meet them sometimes in the Woody End. They don't live in the Shire, but they wander into it in Spring and Autumn, out of their own lands away beyond the Tower Hills.... ...Listen! They are coming this way,' said Frodo. 'We have only to wait….'

...…Before long the Elves came down the lane towards the valley.... ...the hobbits could see the starlight glimmering on their hair and in their eyes... ...They were now silent, and as the last Elf passed he turned and looked towards the hobbits and laughed.
...'Hail, Frodo!' he cried. 'You are abroad late. Or are you perhaps lost?' Then he called aloud to the others, and the company stopped and gathered round.
...'This is indeed wonderful!' they said. 'Three hobbits in a wood at night! We have not seen such a thing since Bilbo went away. What is the meaning of it?'
...'...we seem to be going the same way as you are. I like walking under the stars. But I would welcome your company.' [said Frodo]
...'But we have no need of other company, and hobbits are so dull,' they laughed. '...I am Gildor,' answered their leader, the Elf who had first hailed him. 'Gildor Inglorion of the House of Finrod... ...Come now, Frodo, tell us what you are doing. For we see that there is some shadow of fear upon you.'
...'O Wise People!' interrupted Pippin eagerly. 'Tell us about the Black Riders!'
...'Black Riders?' they said in low voices. 'Why do you ask about Black Riders?'
...'Because two Black Riders have overtaken us today, or one has done so twice' said Pippin, 'only a little while ago he slipped away as you drew near.'
...The Elves did not answer at once, but spoke together softly in their own tongue. At length Gildor turned to the hobbits. 'We will not speak of this here... ...We think you had best come now with us. It is not our custom, but for this time we will take you on our road, and you shall lodge with us tonight, if you will.'
...'O Fair Folk! This is good fortune beyond my hope,' said Pippin. Sam was speechless. 'I thank you indeed, Gildor Inglorion,' said Frodo bowing. 'Elen síla lúmenn omentilmo, a star shines on the hour of our meeting.' he added in the high elven-speech.
...'Be careful, friends!' cried Gildor laughing. 'Speak no secrets! Here is a scholar in the Ancient Tongue. Bilbo was a good master. Hail, Elf-friend!' he said, bowing to Frodo. 'Come now with your friends and join our company! You had best walk in the middle so that you may not stray….'

...…Sam could never describe in words, nor picture clearly to himself, what he felt or thought that night, though it remained in his memory as one of the chief events of his life. The nearest he ever got was to say: 'Well, sir, if I could grow apples like that, I would call myself a gardener. But it was the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean.'"



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TIME - September 20 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 20 2017, 10:34am
    TIME - September 21 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 21 2017, 9:38am
        TIME - September 22 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 22 2017, 5:17am
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                TIME - September 24 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 24 2017, 12:05pm
                The White Council at Dol Guldur Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 24 2017, 7:07pm
                    Ah... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 24 2017, 7:48pm
                        Hmmm... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 25 2017, 12:18am
                            You're right grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 25 2017, 10:50am
                                Oh, I understand completely, gramma. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 25 2017, 1:16pm
                                    *looks in mirror* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 25 2017, 9:49pm
                TIME - September 25 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 25 2017, 10:45am
                    TIME - September 26 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 26 2017, 11:37am
                        TIME - September 27 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 27 2017, 10:51am
                            *psst* Gramma... diedye Send a private message to diedye Sep 27 2017, 4:45pm
                                *gasp* diedye!!!!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 27 2017, 5:22pm
                            TIME - September 28 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 28 2017, 12:04pm
                                TIME - September 29 [for weaver 6/29/16] grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 29 2017, 12:23pm
                                    TIME - September 30 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 30 2017, 11:45am
                                The Company in Lake-town Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 29 2017, 3:00pm
                                    *blink, blink* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 29 2017, 9:00pm
                                        Typo! Thanks for noticing. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 29 2017, 9:18pm
                                            *snigger* Too Truuue! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 30 2017, 11:54am

 
 
 

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