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TIME - September 30

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Today in Middle-earth

September 30, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. There is excitement in the Elvenking's palace.
(determined from text)
..."In the meanwhile the Wood-elves had gone back up the Forest River with their cargoes, and there was great excitement in the king's palace... "


September 30, 3018 (S.R. 1418)
1. Crickhollow and the Inn at Bree are raided in the early hours.
(from the appendices)
..."...enemies were in Buckland, some strange invasion from the Old Forest. And they lost no more time.

FEAR! FIRE! FOES!


...The Brandybucks were blowing the Horn-call of Buckland, that had not sounded for a hundred years, not since the white wolves came in the Fell Winter, when the Brandywine was frozen over.

FEAR! FIRE! FOES!


...Far-away answering horns were heard. The alarm was spreading.
...The black figures fled from the house. One of them let fall a hobbit-cloak on the step, as he ran. In the lane the noise of hoofs broke out, and gathering to a gallop, went hammering away into the darkness. All about Crickhollow there was the sound of horns blowing, and voices crying and feet running. But the Black Riders rode like a gale to the North Gate. Let the little people blow! Sauron would deal with them later...

......In the early night Frodo woke from deep sleep, suddenly, as if some sound or presence had disturbed him. He saw that Strider was sitting alert in his chair: his eyes gleamed in the light of the fire... ...Frodo soon went to sleep again; but his dreams were again troubled with the noise of wind and of galloping hoofs...
......As soon as Strider had roused them all, he led the way to their bedrooms. When they saw them they were glad that they had taken his advice: the windows had been forced open and were swinging, and the curtains were flapping; the beds were tossed about, and the bolsters slashed and flung upon the floor... '...We will leave at once,' said Strider. 'Never mind about breakfast: a drink and a bite standing will have to do. We shall be packed in a few minutes....'
......The ponies had vanished! The stable-doors had all been opened in the night, and they were gone... ...Strider sat silent for a while, looking at the hobbits, as if he was weighing up their strength and courage. 'Ponies would not help us to escape horsemen,' he said at last, thoughtfully, as if he guessed what Frodo had in mind. 'We should not go much slower on foot, not on the roads that I mean to take. I was going to walk in any case. It is the food and stores that trouble me.... ...How much are you prepared to carry on your backs?'
...'As much as we must,' said Pippin with a sinking heart, but trying to show that he was tougher than he looked (or felt). 'I can carry enough for two,' said Sam defiantly...'
......No horse or pony was to be got for love or money in the neighbourhood—except one: Bill Ferny had one that he might possibly sell. 'A poor old half-starved creature it is,' said Bob; 'but he won't part with it for less than thrice its worth, seeing how you're placed, not if I knows Bill Ferny...'"

2. Frodo leaves Bree.
(from the appendices)
... "...They said goodbye to Nob and Bob, and took leave of Mr. Butterbur with many thanks... ...Sam was chewing an apple thoughtfully. He had a pocket full of them... '...Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting,' he said. 'But I reckon I'll miss them both before long...' ...Over the hedge another man was staring boldly... '...Morning, Longshanks!' he said. 'Off early? Found some friends at last?' Strider nodded, but did not answer.
...'Morning, my little friends!' he said to the others. 'I suppose you know who you've taken up with? That's Stick-at-nought Strider, that is! Though I've heard other names not so pretty. Watch out tonight! And you, Sammie, don't go ill-treating my poor old pony! Pah!' He spat again.
...Sam turned quickly. 'And you, Ferny,' he said, 'put your ugly face out of sight, or it will get hurt.' With a sudden flick, quick as lightning, an apple left his hand and hit Bill square on the nose. He ducked too late, and curses came from behind the hedge. 'Waste of a good apple,' said Sam regretfully, and strode on."

3. Gandalf comes to Crickhollow, and reaches Bree at night.
(from the appendices)
... " '...I came to Buckland and found it in uproar, as busy as a hive of ants that has been stirred with a stick. I came to the house at Crickhollow, and it was broken open and empty; but on the threshold there lay a cloak that had been Frodo's. Then for a while hope left me, and I did not wait to gather news, or I might have been comforted; but I rode on the trail of the Riders. It was hard to follow, for it went many ways... ...But it seemed to me that one or two had ridden towards Bree; and that way I went, for I thought of words that might be said to the innkeeper.' "Butterbur they call him," thought I. "If this delay was his fault, I will melt all the butter in him. I will roast the old fool over a slow fire..."
...'So overjoyed was I by the news that I got out of him, when he stopped quaking, that I embraced the old fellow... ...I learned that you had gone off that morning with Strider....' '"Ass! Fool! Thrice worthy and beloved Barliman!" said I. "It's the best news I have had since midsummer: it's worth a gold piece at the least. May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!"'"



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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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