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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 588 Review(s)
Sue CookeReviewed Chapter: 91 on 11/16/2018
Oh, my Bill is back! He is worrying so. He will drop weight if
he goes on like that.
I've missed him.

spinsterReviewed Chapter: 91 on 10/27/2018
Oh sweet, sweet Bill. I have been wondering what has become
of you and so,here you are. I so enjoy Bill's adventures
and his outlook on the trials of the Fellowship.
I am glad to be on the trail with him once again!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 91 on 10/23/2018
Poor Bill doesn't know it, but his days with the Fellowship are numbered!


Author Reply: Alas, poor Bill!

Once we've reached Moria, I will have to motivate myself to keep going to the finish by knowing exactly when he will reunite with his Sam, even though there's some difficult storytelling to get through before getting there...

Thanks!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 91 on 10/23/2018
Tall Hatís cloak seems to melt into the wood and his figure all but disappears as if he has become a part of the tree.

I really like that image.

Author Reply: Thank you!

I think, with all the dangerous places he must go, that he's fairly practiced.

Thinking good thoughts in your direction. (hugs)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 91 on 10/22/2018
A pony's experience with gates is limited, and it is endearing to read his thoughts on the subject. Alas that we know he is soon to be parted with his Sam and the Master. At least his idea of preparing is most practical.

Author Reply: Thank you! I have noticed that the equines of my acquaintance were usually quite literal and straightforward in their thinking, unless it came to something that startled or frightened them. In such a case, they proved incredibly imaginative. (That blowing piece of paper is a monster! It's going to devour me!)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 90 on 10/20/2018
Hard to read of this. He knows of the reality of danger, and has memories passed on by his mam. And he knows how to hide in plain sight. Indeed a wise pony!

Author Reply: The next part I am really dreading is the wolves.

Thanks! Glad to hear from you.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 90 on 10/19/2018
Ah! Clever, clever Bill! Stock still, the safest thing to do with a predator who hunts by sight!

Have you ever seen a possum actually "playing possum"? I have--years ago (I might have been as old as 12) my cousins and I were walking at night along the dusty dirt road that connected one cousin's home to another. This was in rural NW Florida, and my eldest cousin led the way with a flashlight, when we saw a movement at the side of the road. She turned the light at it, there was what looked like a baby possum laying perfectly still. We watched for ages, debating whether it was alive or not. My cousin moved the light away for a brief instant, and in that second of darkness, we heard it scurry, and by the time she swung the light back it was gone. Fascinating.

Author Reply: It is fascinating, indeed!

We had a possum in our back yard in the days of Jiffy (the original Alsatian writing partner, who would lie on my feet while I wrote, until she'd had enough and would get up and nudge me with her sharply pointed muzzle to tell me enough was enough and it was time to get outdoors, breathe fresh air, and play). I don't remember exactly how it came about, but what I do have is a clear memory of us all standing in a semi-circle in the dark, a "dead" possum lying there, partly under a bush.

It really did look dead, its eyes open and glazed, its mouth open in a frozen snarl. Jiffy jumped in and nudged it, hard, and it never moved. I grabbed her by the collar and dragged her out of the back yard. The children followed. In the morning, the possum was gone.

Thanks! It's lovely to be back.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 90 on 10/16/2018
Scary! I sure hope that poor Bill won't have to remain frozen much longer.


Author Reply: The book says that Strider and Sam remained under the holly bush until the birds were gone. They came from the south and flew to north and west, so it sounds like they crossed over Hollin in their searching, but didn't keep circling, maybe because they didn't see anything as they passed over. Kind of like a prowling cat missing a motionless mouse and continuing on, perhaps. Luckily. Whew!

Thanks!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 90 on 10/16/2018
this loud silence... Such a perfect description!

Author Reply: Thank you! Bill has a way with words...

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 89 on 4/25/2018
Hey, Lin, sorry to use the review function like this, but I can't seem to find your email in my contacts any longer. Would you email me please? I have a question to ask you! Feel free to delete this.

((hugs))

Dreamflower


Author Reply: ((hugs)) back.

I sent you an email to the address I had for you in my address book. Hopefully you'll get it!

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