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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 9 Review(s)
DinosielReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/9/2006
I think its such a good idea to tell this part from the ponys point of view.

Your fan always,

Author Reply: Awwww. How sweet of you to stop by and take time to leave a review.


demeter dReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/7/2006
Perhaps they will have to eat on the way... how different the story would have turned out if they had! Bill has such good sense. he looks for the good grass, the sweet water, a bit of shelter, the really important things. It really will be interesting to see Bill's view of the attack.

Author Reply: I think Strider made the best choice in a difficult situation. Sure wish Gandalf was there with them, though, when the Black Riders attacked.

Poor Bill. I'm afraid, being merely a pony, he's about to be frightened out of his gourd. (in a manner of speaking)


Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/5/2006
Ha ha! Pip never wants to do the work, does he? I seem to remember nearer the beginning of the journey, Frodo getting after him for teasing Sam and then making him fetch the water. Well, he got his desserts! :)

I love Bill's remark that food tastes just the same wherever you eat it! This pony has true common sense! LOL!

Ooo, it's getting closer... I can't wait to see Bill's thoughts on Weathertop and onward. I know he'll be frightened by the Nazgul, but the change in Frodo begins here, and though I've always found it really sad, a pony's perspective would be interesting. I just love this!
God bless,

Author Reply: Where was that, the bit about Frodo making Pippin fetch the water? I'd love to read that.

Haven't quite got to the attack of the Nazgul but we're getting closer.


BodkinReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/5/2006
Oh dear. I suspect evidence of boots is not a good thing to find. But at least the grass is sweet.

Author Reply: We must take our blessings as they come, and sweet grass is nothing to turn your nose up at (at least, if you're a pony).


cookiefleckReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/4/2006
Bill is so sweet!

*Worries about Sam and Pippin... not like Sam to forego making the meal when it's expected*

Author Reply: Well, Strider does say something in the chapter about everyone feeling more tense, and that's a sign of the Black Riders' approach. So maybe you're right to be worried.


harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/4/2006
So.. the travellers arrive at Weathertop do they? And Pipin and Sam tram all over the footprints! How much they must have learned from Strider the Ranger by the time they got home again. I do love Bill's names for them all.

Author Reply: Yes, they've arrived at Weathertop. And you know, I always had the impression that they were attacked on top of the hill. It was only in reading and re-reading to write this story that I understood the geography a little better, and figured out what the dell might have been like.


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/4/2006
Yes, even Bill is aware of who is Master among these four. And we explore the hollow with Sam and Pippin, and see Merry's concern for Frodo's continued safety again.

Lovely chapter, Lindelea. Will be in town this evening.

Author Reply: It was so nice to spend an hour... though an hour is too short. Wish my schedule hadn't been so jammed that week.

Still, I hope you made it back safely and are back in your routine. (Thinking good thoughts in your direction.)

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/4/2006
Oh, I do love the way you are fleshing out the bare bones the Professor gave us. And I like the way Bill's loyalties have become firmly fixed. If Sam doesn't like bridges, neither does he--whatever they are, LOL!

And it makes sense that Sam and Pippin would also have come across the signs of Gandalf! Very well done!

Author Reply: Animals and their loyalties are interesting to contemplate. They are so fierce and unwavering in their devotion. They can be distracted (thinking of a beloved labrador being wooed away with pizza), but they usually come back fairly quickly.


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/4/2006
Oh dear oh dear, such a gentle, calm respite before... other things start happening. *frets*

Author Reply: *soothes shirebound and offers a share of sugar* (bill's suggestion, usually works for him)

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