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TIME - April 12

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Today in Middle-earth.

As April 12th is a date of importance, I'm going to spread it out over the next few days, including a day or so afterwards... for a moment (and more) of Tolkien-zen.

April 12, 3018 (S.R. 1418) The Great Years pt. 1
1. Gandalf reaches Hobbiton.
(from the appendices)
..."...after a late breakfast, the wizard was sitting with Frodo by the open window of the study. A bright fire was on the hearth, but the sun was warm...
...Gandalf was thinking of a Spring, nearly eighty years before, when Bilbo had run out of Bag End without a handkerchief.... ...He was smoking now in silence, for Frodo was sitting still, deep in thought. Even in the light of morning he felt the dark shadow of the tidings that Gandalf had brought. At last he broke the silence.
...'Last night you began to tell me strange things about my ring, Gandalf,' he said. 'And then you stopped, because you said that such matters were best left until daylight. Don't you think you had better finish now? You say the ring is dangerous, far more dangerous than I guess. In what way?'
...'In many ways... ...It is far more powerful than I ever dared to think at first, so powerful that in the end it would utterly overcome anyone of mortal race who possessed it. It would possess him....

...'...A mortal, Frodo, who keeps one of the Great Rings, does not die, but he does not grow or obtain more life, he merely continues, until at last every minute is a weariness. And if he often uses the Ring to make himself invisible, he fades: he becomes in the end invisible permanently, and walks in the twilight under the eye of the dark power that rules the Rings... ...neither strength nor good purpose will last—sooner or later the dark power will devour him.'
...'How terrifying!' said Frodo. There was another long silence. The sound of Sam Gamgee cutting the lawn came in from the garden....

...'...You do not know the real peril yet,' said Gandalf; 'but you shall. I was not sure of it myself when I was last here; but the time has come to speak. Give me the ring for a moment.'
...Frodo took it from his breeches-pocket, where it was clasped to a chain... ...and handed it slowly to the wizard. It felt suddenly very heavy, as if either it or Frodo himself was in some way reluctant for Gandalf to touch it.
...Gandalf held it up. It looked to be made of pure and solid gold. 'Can you see any markings on it...?' ...'...No,' said Frodo. 'There are none. It is quite plain, and it never shows a scratch or sign of wear.'
...'Well then, look!' To Frodo's astonishment and distress the wizard threw it suddenly into the middle of the glowing corner of the fire....

......No apparent change came over the ring. After a while, Gandalf got up, closed the shutters outside the window, and drew the curtains. The room became dark and silent though the clack of Sam's shears... ...could still be heard faintly from the garden. For a moment the wizard stood looking at the fire; then he stooped and removed the ring to the hearth with the tongs and at once picked it up. Frodo gasped.
...'It is quite cool,' said Gandalf. 'Take it!' Frodo received it on his shrinking palm: it seemed to have become thicker and heavier than ever.
...'Hold it up!' said Gandalf. 'And look closely!' As Frodo did so, he now saw fine lines, finer than the finest penstrokes, running along the ring, outside and inside: lines of fire that seemed to form the letters of a flowing script....

...'...I cannot read the firey letter,' said Frodo in a quavering voice.
...'No,' said Gandalf,' but I can. The letters are Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here. But this in the Common Tongue is what is said, close enough:

... ... One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
... ... One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them....
... ......Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
... ...Seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
... ... Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
... ... ... One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
... ... In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
... ... ... One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
... ... ... One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them,
... ... In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

...'...This is the Master-ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring that he lost many ages ago, to the great weakening of his power. He greatly desires it—-but he must not get it.'
...Frodo sat silent and motionless. Fear seemed to stretch out a vast hand, like a dark cloud rising in the East and looming up to engulf him. 'This ring!' he stammered. 'How, how on earth did it come to me?'"

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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Apr 12 2012, 10:09am)

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TIME - April 7 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 7 2012, 2:05pm
    Better believe it, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 7 2012, 2:26pm
        *giggle* Ya got me with that one ;) // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 7 2012, 2:41pm
    TIME - April 8 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 8 2012, 11:52am
        I had a dream once, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 8 2012, 1:53pm
            I love those journeys! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 8 2012, 2:17pm
        The great awakening dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 8 2012, 11:14pm
        TIME - April 9 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 9 2012, 9:31am
            "hope and peace" One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 9 2012, 4:08pm
            TIME - April 10 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 10 2012, 8:48am
                The hands of a King dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 10 2012, 10:21am
                    Beautifully put! // One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 10 2012, 2:08pm
                    ohhhh... I love this.... :) // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 11 2012, 9:21am
                This makes me One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 10 2012, 2:10pm
                    Maybe you could dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 10 2012, 2:34pm
                        Not a bad idea, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 10 2012, 4:46pm
                        Good idea! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 11 2012, 9:24am
                TIME - April 11 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 11 2012, 9:08am
                    "Cracked" One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 11 2012, 1:14pm
                        And Frodo's cracking... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2012, 10:47am
                    Giants, Ents or Entwives? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 11 2012, 2:59pm
                        It's such a quick reference grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2012, 10:49am
                            But it is not made at all clear, gramma' Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 12 2012, 1:43pm
                                Letter 144 DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 12 2012, 1:53pm
                                    That is a sad supposition Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 12 2012, 1:59pm
                                I just saw I mis-spoke myself :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 13 2012, 1:30am
                                    We all mess up sooner or later... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 13 2012, 1:45am
                                        *high five* Fesher! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 13 2012, 1:46am
                    TIME - April 12 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2012, 10:03am
                        I find this passage Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Apr 12 2012, 11:33am
                            I've always thought that grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 13 2012, 1:46am
                        "How?" One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 12 2012, 4:49pm
                            I think the Ring grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 13 2012, 1:51am
                        It's TIME for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 13 2012, 9:10am
                            Following one's heart... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 13 2012, 10:29am
                                Well said! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 14 2012, 8:23am
                            I don't recall why Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Apr 13 2012, 11:12am
                                I'm always impressed grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 14 2012, 8:35am
                            It's TIME for yet more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 14 2012, 8:07am
                                It's TIME for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 15 2012, 2:12pm
                                    What a coincidence, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 15 2012, 9:29pm
                                        Wonderful :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 15 2012, 11:54pm
                                    It's TIME for another BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 16 2012, 9:20am
                                        Peculiar, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 16 2012, 12:15pm
                                            It feels like Gandalf is still "teasing" Sam. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 16 2012, 4:19pm
                                                To make it universal, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 16 2012, 5:51pm
                                                That's my take on it, too :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 17 2012, 1:49pm
                                        It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 17 2012, 1:15pm
                                            Frodo exposed, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Apr 17 2012, 7:30pm
                                                Subtle... and simply practical grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 17 2012, 11:55pm

 
 
 

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