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Drabbles  by Lindelea 217 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 48 on 8/3/2015
Oh, dear! I hope that he doesn't find himself married to someone with whom he shares nothing! Funny!

Author Reply: No, happily this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship...

Though she laughed him off, with the rest, later she discovered that he was not just the clown in the marketplace, but a well-respected guardsman, part of the King's elite bodyguard, and selfless enough to sacrifice himself defending the visiting hobbits.

(now if he'd been just a clown in the marketplace, it might have been a different story altogether)


Author Reply: Oops, I just re-read your comment and realised you were talking about it the other way round! Ah, yes. He chose wisely. Who can say, he might have been surreptitiously watching her for some days or weeks, but couldn't figure out how to introduce himself...

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 49 on 8/3/2015
Lovely drabble, Lindelea. Now I wonder who Elrond's son's love is? Heh!

Author Reply: LOL, my imaginings have not progressed to that point.

I do love Fiondil's version of Roy and Dan's future lives, though.


DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 49 on 8/3/2015
Delightful, dear! You've no idea how heartening it is to hear that the Gondor story is making progress!

Author Reply: Thank you!

Hope to see more of your stories posted, as well. (Thinking good thoughts.)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 49 on 8/3/2015
That's a lovely communication between these two.

Author Reply: My old dad used to tell me to look for common ground in conversation...


TiggerReviewed Chapter: 47 on 7/31/2015
Oh this brings back memories. Many a time while in the hospital during my childhood several old friends kept me company. From Curious George to Madeleine to Ramona to Anne Shirley to the Myths of Scotland and biographies of Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots as I grew older I have been grateful I was such a bookworm..

Now I get to introduce some of those old friends to my Great Nephew Parker. I need to get over to Sudbury and a Chapters store to get him his Third Birthday present. He's in love w/his Dinosaurs right now, so I'm thinking a book on them along w/either Curious George or Thomas The Tank Engine will work.

It goes w/out saying when he's old enough his Auntie Tigger will introduce him to first her friends Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf and later on to Frodo Baggins and all of Frodo's Friends. :o)

Thank you so much for such a lovely snuggy feeling story. :o)

Author Reply: Thank you for your lovely review!

I remember introducing some of my old friends to our own children; it was right about when finding used books on the internet was really picking up. I was thrilled to be able to replace a number of the books that went missing when I went off to university.

It's funny, but some of the wee hobbits' favourite books were nonfiction written for children in the 1800s -- they were written by authors who were obviously keen about their subject, and so it made for vivid and interesting storytelling. Thus, I think Frodo might find A Child's History of Gondor to be an interesting read...

Two of our modern favourites for little ones have been Peek-a-Boo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, and Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? And Curious George... we had a big book compiled of many stories (all? I'm not sure) and read through it over and over. Good choice!

Your Great Nephew is very lucky indeed in his Auntie Tigger.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 47 on 7/14/2015
Oh, yes--I can see Faramir wishing to read the OTHER tales and thus learning to read so as to learn the other histories that weren't focused on battles! Heh!

Author Reply: I have known children to be motivated to learn to read, to practically teach themselves, actually, because of a burning desire to read something specific... To unlock the world of wonder that lies in the words...

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 46 on 7/14/2015
Such hope as she might offer is of more power than she might guess! Perhaps he'll now find reason to remain!

Author Reply: Ah, yes. What started as a clown's silly joke -- Denny showing his fellow guardsmen, during their time off in the marketplace, how to "woo", or perhaps how not to -- blossomed into a lifelong love. (I can be such a romantic, sheesh.)

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 47 on 7/11/2015
A lovely glimpse of Frodo and Faramir.

Author Reply: Thank you! They seemed like kindred spirits to me -- the souls of poets, with the resolve to do what must be done (soldier, and Ring-bearer).

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 45 on 7/2/2015
Oh lovely! That cock crowing was just wonderful, wasn't it? And then those horns...I am sure there were many besides Pippin whom those two sounds comforted.

Author Reply: Oh, yes! The cock crowing, oblivious to looming disaster, or portent, perhaps, of the changing tide.


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 45 on 7/1/2015
Ooh, but I LOVE the POV for this one. And the sound of the horns of Rohan will from now on thrill and reassure her, and cause her to relate once more how the sound of that cock followed by the horns foretold victory out of what had seemed certain defeat!

Author Reply: Yes, the sound of a horn will always mean something special to her, just as it does to Merry.


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