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TIME - July 17

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Today in Middle-earth.

July 17, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. Bilbo's lost in the caves
(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)
..."When Bilbo opened his eyes, he wondered if he had; for it was just as dark as with them shut. No one was anywhere near him. Just imagine his fright! He could hear nothing, see nothing, and he could feel nothing except the stone of the floor.
...Very slowly he got up and groped about on all fours... ...but neither up nor down it could he find anything: nothing at all, no sign of goblins, no sign of dwarves. His head was swimming, and he was far from certain even of the direction they had been going in when he had his fall. He guessed as well as he could, and crawled along for a good way, till suddenly his hand met what felt like a tiny ring of cold metal lying on the floor of the tunnel.... ...He put the ring in his pocket almost without thinking... ...He did not go much further, but sat down on the cold floor and gave himself up to complete miserableness... ...He could not think what to do; nor could he think what had happened; or why he had been left behind; or why, if he had been left behind, the goblins had not caught him; or even why his head was so sore. The truth was he had been lying quiet, out of sight and out of mind, in a very dark corner for a long while....
......in slapping all his pockets and feeling all round himself for matches his hand came on the hilt of his little sword---the little dagger that he got from the trolls, and that he had quite forgotten; nor do the goblins seem to have noticed it, as he wore it inside his breeches.
...Now he drew it out. It shone pale and dim before his eyes. "So it is an elvish blade, too... ...and goblins are not very near, and yet not far enough."
...But somehow he was comforted. It was rather splendid to be wearing a blade made in Gondolin for the goblin-wars of which so many songs had sung; and... ...that such weapons made a great impression on goblins that came upon them suddenly.
..."Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter."


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



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TIME - July 17 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 17 2013, 9:52am
    TIME - July 18 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 18 2013, 11:02am
        TIME - July 19 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 19 2013, 10:50am
            TIME - July 20 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 20 2013, 11:49am
                TIME - July 21 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 22 2013, 12:08am
                    "Where is breakfast?" dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 22 2013, 3:37am
                        You know that Bilbo grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 22 2013, 9:57am
                    TIME - July 22 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 22 2013, 9:54am
                        "Little bunny"? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 22 2013, 10:08am
                            Yeah... a boot in the eye is most likely ;) // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 28 2013, 12:26pm

 
 
 

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