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grammaboodawg
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Mar 19 2007, 4:16pm

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had known that Gandalf survived, it would have helped him so much. I've always felt that the wound to Frodo of losing Gandalf was as trying for him as any blade or tooth. He relied on Gandalf's guidance, strength, and friendship so much.


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silneldor
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Mar 19 2007, 7:16pm

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A murmur of voices and sound of earthenware was apparent. He looked up to see Rosie smiling, looking down at him holding a dripping mug. A chill draft was coming in the left open Green Dragon door. Now who would.....

Another sound entered. He saw his gaffer racking a few stones from the garden.....

The creak of a wagon was heard loaded with corn and he saw Rosie's brothers smiling.....

The quiet brought a bird twitter from high on the hill....

He awoke to the scraping, squeaking sounds of their orc armor.

In the morning a grey light came again.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

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dernwyn
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Mar 20 2007, 12:28am

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Sam would dearly love to see them all again, wouldn't he - invaded by the reality of that dreadful land...


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grammaboodawg
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Mar 20 2007, 11:51am

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TIME - March 20 [In reply to] Can't Post

Today in Middle-earth.


March 20, 3019 (S.R. 1419)
1. The Host continued their defiant march to Mordor.
(not from the appendices)
..."All the land now brooded as at the coming of a great storm: for the Captains of the West had passed the Cross Roads and set flames in the deadly fields of Imlad Morgul.

... ...It was some hundred miles by that way from the Cross Roads to the Morannon, and what might befall them before they came so far none knew.... "

2. As Minas Tirith was busily repairing and fortifying the White City for the next onslaught, the White Lady of Rohan rises from her sickbed.
(not from the appendices)
..."Éowyn bade the women who tended her to bring her raiment, and she would not be gainsaid, but rose; and when they had clothed her and set her arm in a sling of linen, she went to the Warden of the Houses of Healing.
...'Sir,' she said, 'I am in great unrest, and I cannot lie longer in sloth.'
...'Lady,' he answered, 'you are not yet healed, and I was commanded to tend you with especial care. You should not have risen from your bed for seven days yet, or so I was bidden. I beg you to go back.'
...'I am healed,' she said, 'healed at least in body, save my left arm only, and that is at ease. But I shall sicken anew, if there is naught that I can do....'

...'...There is a marshal over the Riders of Rohan;' [said the Warden] 'and the Lord Húrin, I am told, commands the men of Gondor. But the Lord Faramir is by right the Steward of the City.'
...'Where can I find him?'
...'In this house, Lady. He was sorely hurt, but is now set again on the way to health. But I do not know----'
...'Will you not bring me to him? Then you will know.'

...The Lord Faramir was walking alone in the garden of the Houses of Healing, and the sunlight warmed him, and he felt life run anew in his veins; but his heart was heavy, and he looked out over the wall eastward. And coming, the Warden spoke his name, and he turned and saw the Lady Éowyn of Rohan; and he was moved with pity, for he saw that she was hurt, and his clear sight perceived her sorrow and unrest.
...'My lord,' said the Warden, 'here is the Lady Éowyn of Rohan. She rode with the king and was sorely hurt, and dwells now in my keeping. But she is not content, and she wishes to speak to the Steward of the City.'
...'Do not misunderstand him, lord,' said Éowyn. 'It is not lack of care that grieves me. No houses could be fairer, for those who desire to be healed. But I cannot lie in sloth, idle, caged. I looked for death in battle. But I have not died and the battle still goes on.'
...At a sign from Faramir, the Warden bowed and departed. 'What would you have me do, lady?' said Faramir. 'I also am a prisoner of the healers.' He looked at her, and being a man whom pity deeply stirred. It seemed to him that her loveliness amid her grief would pierce his heart. And she looked at him and saw the grave tenderness in his eyes, and yet knew, for she was bred among men of war, that here was one whom no Rider of the Mark would outmatch in battle.
...'What do you wish?' he said again. 'If I lies in my power, I will do it.'
...'I would have you command this Warden, and bid him let me go,' she said; but though her words were still proud, her heart faltered, and for the first time she doubted herself. She guessed that this tall man, both stern and gentle, might think her merely wayward, like a child that has not the firmness of mind to go on with a dull task to the end.
...'I myself am in the Warden's keeping,' answered Faramir. 'Nor have I yet taken up my authority in the City. But had I done so, I should still listen to his counsel, and should not cross his will in matters of his craft, unless in some great need.'
...'But I do not desire healing,' she said. 'I wish to ride to war like my brother Éomer, or better like Théoden the king, for he died and has both honour and peace.'
...'It is too late, lady, to follow the Captains, even if you had the strength,' said Faramir. 'But death in battle may come to us all yet, willing or unwilling. You will be better prepared to face it in your own manner, if while there is still time you do as the Healer commanded. You and I, we must endure with patience the hours of waiting.'
...She did not answer, but as he looked at her it seemed to him that something in her softened, as though a bitter frost were yielding at the first faint presage of Spring. A tear sprang in her eye and fell down her cheek, like a glistening rain-drop. Her proud head drooped a little. Then quietly, more as if speaking to herself than to him: 'But the healers would have me lie abed seven days yet,' she said. 'And my window does no look eastward.' Her voice was now that of a maiden young and sad.
...Faramir smiled, though his heart was filled with pity. 'Your window does not look eastward?' he said. 'That can be amended. In this I will command the Warden. If you will stay in his house in our care, lady, and take your rest, then you shall walk in his garden in the sun, as you will; and you shall look east, whither all our hopes have gone. And here you will find me, walking and waiting, and looking east. It would ease my care, if you would speak to me, or walk at whiles with me.
...Then she raised her head and looked him in the eyes again; and a colour came in her pale face. 'How should I ease your care, my lord?' she said. 'And I do not desire the speech of living men.'
...'Would you have my plain answer?' he said.
...'I would.'
...'Then, Éowyn of Rohan, I say to you that you are beautiful. In the valleys of our hills there are flowers fair and bright, and maidens fairer still; but neither flower nor lady have I seen till now in Gondor so lovely, and so sorrowful. It may be that only a few days are left ere darkness falls upon our world, and when it comes I hope to face it steadily; but it would ease my heart, if while the Sun yet shines, I could see you still. For you and I have both passed under the wings of the Shadow, and the same hand drew us back.'
...'Alas, not me, lord!' she said. 'Shadow lies on me still. Look not to me for healing! I am a shieldmaiden and my hand is ungentle. But I thank you for this at least, that I need not keep to my chamber. I will walk abroad by the grace of the Steward of the City.' And she did him a courtesy and walked back to the house. But Faramir for a long while walked alone in the garden, and his glance now strayed rather to the house than to the eastward walls.
...When he returned to his chamber he called for the Warden, and heard all that he could tell of the Lady of Rohan.
...'But I doubt not, lord,' said the Warden, 'that you would learn more from the Halfling that is with us; for he was in the riding of the king, and with the Lady at the end, they say.'
...And so Merry was sent to Faramir, and while that day lasted they talked long together, and Faramir learned much, more even than Merry put into words; and he thought that he understood now something of the grief and unrest of Éowyn of Rohan. And in the fair evening, Faramir and Merry walked in the garden, but she did not come."

3. Frodo and Sam
(not from the appendices)
..."So the desperate journey went on, as the Ring went south and the banners of the kings rode north. For the hobbits each day, each mile, was more bitter than the one before, as their strength lessened and the land became more evil. They met no enemies by day. At times by night, as they cowered or drowsed uneasily in some hiding beside the road, they heard cries and the noise of many feet or the swift passing of some cruelly ridden steed."


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grammaboodawg
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Mar 20 2007, 11:54am

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dernwyn
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Mar 20 2007, 12:32pm

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Of a gentle nature: Faramir and Éowyn are noble-born, and have been trained to judicious use of words and understanding of the unspoken.

Éowyn seeks inner peace, and feels she can find it only in death: "...or better like Théoden the king, for he died and has both honour and peace". She is restless; she feels she is caged. She begins to understand that Faramir feels caged, also; his word "prisoner" was spoken to convey his desire to also escape and join with his friends who have gone off. But she is embarassed when she realizes he has found himself attracted to her: she can not yet bring herself to accept any happiness in this world.

Can you imagine the conversation between Merry and Faramir? He must have been delighted to find that other Hobbits are just as - charming, could that be the word? And steadfast - and willing to stand by others, regardless of personal cost. (And no doubt Merry pestered him for what he could tell of Frodo and Sam, as well!)

Frodo and Sam - making their way slowly south, strength sapping, as Aragorn leads the decoy north...


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Morwen
Rohan


Mar 20 2007, 4:45pm

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“It may be that only a few days are left ere darkness falls upon our world, and when it comes I hope to face it steadily;”

I think Èowyn, although she is not ready to admit it, is comforted and inspired by Faramir’s patience and quiet courage. His words help her understand that sometimes simply waiting requires as much courage as fighting, and that her job now is to stick it out.

I definitely would have loved to hear those conversations between Faramir and Merry.

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 21 2007, 2:21pm

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she would have bristled at yet another man telling her to be patient and wait... but this one's different :) He understands and sees her for who she is... a Shieldmaiden or Royalty and worthy of honour just as she stands.


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grammaboodawg
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Mar 21 2007, 2:25pm

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He was wise to use that word, but I don't think it was through manipulation of the the situation. I'm sure he felt exactly the same way she did. They were kindred spirits in so many ways.

I also would have loved to have sat with Merry and Faramir. He was the last to see Frodo and Sam, and was the only one they opened up to and trusted. That in itself must have told Merry much about him. And for Faramir to find yet another halfling in his city must have been awesome! How healing for Merry to have Faramir to speak with about Frodo and Sam.


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