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TIME - July 26

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Today in Middle-earth.

July 26, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. Gandalf departs at the west edge of Mirkwood.
(determined from text - referencing Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)
..."When tomorrow morning came... ...there was nothing left to do but to fill their water-skins at a clear spring they found close to the forest-gate, and unpack the ponies. They distributed the packages as fairly as they could, though Bilbo thought his lot was wearisomely heavy, and did not at all like the idea of trudging for miles and miles with all that on his back.
..."Don't you worry!" said Thorin. "It will get lighter all too soon. Before long I expect we shall all wish our packs heavier, when the food begins to run short."
...Then at last they said good-bye to their ponies and turned their heads for home... ...As they went away Bilbo could have sworn that a thing like a bear left the shadow of the trees and shambled off quickly after them.
...Now Gandalf too said farewell. Bilbo sat on the ground feeling very unhappy and wishing he was beside the wizard on his tall horse. He had gone just inside the forest ... ...and it had seemed as dark in there in the morning as at night, and very secret; "a sort of watching and waiting feeling," he said to himself.

..."Good-bye!" said Gandalf to Thorin. "And good-bye to you all, good-bye! Straight through the forest is your way now. Don't stray off the track!---if you do, it is a thousand to one you will never find it again and never get out of Mirkwood...."
..."...Do we really have to go through?" groaned the hobbit.
..."Yes, you do!" said the wizard, "if you want to get to the other side. You must either go through or give up your quest. And I am not going to allow you to back out now, Mr. Baggins. I am ashamed of you for thinking of it. You have got to look after all these dwarves for me," he laughed....
......growled Thorin. "Good-bye! If you won't come with us, you had better get off without any more talk!"
..."Good-bye then, and really good-bye!" said Gandalf, and he turned his horse and rode down into the West. But he could not resist the temptation to have the last word. Before he had passed quite out of hearing he turned and put his hands to his mouth and called to them. They heard his voice come faintly: "Good-bye! Be good, take care of yourself—and DON'T LEAVE THE PATH!"
...Then he galloped away and was soon lost to sight. "O good-bye and go away!" grunted the dwarves... ...they were really filled with dismay at losing him. Now began the most dangerous part of all the journey. They each shouldered the heavy pack and the water-skin which was their share, and turned from the light that lay on the lands outside and plunged into the forest."


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



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

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TIME - July 23 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 23 2013, 10:27am
    TIME - July 24 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 24 2013, 10:33am
        TIME - July 25 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 25 2013, 2:10pm
            Keep your peckers up! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 26 2013, 2:47am
                Oh me too :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 26 2013, 11:37am
            TIME - July 26 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 26 2013, 11:19am
                TIME - July 27 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 27 2013, 1:20pm
                    TIME - July 28 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 28 2013, 11:18am
                        TIME - July 29 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 29 2013, 9:51am
                            Those eyes...eyes in the dark... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 29 2013, 10:19am
                                I wonder if they might grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 29 2013, 11:28pm
                            It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 30 2013, 9:56am
                                It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 31 2013, 4:33pm
    Tolkien's silly sense of humour: geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 28 2013, 11:53am
        *giggle* Oh... I love that!!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 28 2013, 12:18pm
        Leave it to a philologist dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 28 2013, 7:59pm
        (*chuckles*) Wonderful! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 28 2013, 8:02pm

 
 
 

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