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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 6 Review(s)
AltheaReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/15/2007
The Hobbits' light and cheery attitude is a welcome contrast to the weariness and discomfort you have described so well.

Author Reply: Yes, that's one of the first things that drew me to hobbits. Thanks!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/15/2007
Was just listening to this read b Rob Ingles. Poor Frodo--waylaid by the love they hold for him. Love the thought of them seeking to sing him to sleep, and in Hobbit harmony. As well as the banter, of course.

Lovely images here, Lindelea.

Author Reply: Thank you. O how I love the Rob Ingles recording. We've checked it out of the library a few times...

Nice bit of wordplay yourself, there.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/14/2007
I could use to have hobbits about to ease my mind! I was always so glad Bill got bought by the Hobbits and Strider. Even though he has to leave them at a dangerous place and time.

Author Reply: I'm so glad for Gandalf's words of guiding. I'm sure they made a difference in Bill's making it back home.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/14/2007
hobbits seem to speak lightly more often than not. As a matter of fact, the heavier the going, the lighter their speech

That's one of my favorite things about hobbits. :)

Author Reply: Mine too! Thanks!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/14/2007
Oh Lin! What a beautiful chapter, as you show so well the power of hobbit nature! I loved these observations:

I have learned something of hobbits in our travels together: whereas my old misery growled whether angry or pleased, speaking with sour tones and jerking me about with hard, harsh hands, the hobbits seem to speak lightly more often than not. As a matter of fact, the heavier the going, the lighter their speech, until at times it seems to me they might float away altogether!

And--
I can see from the slowness of their chewing, and the faces they inadvertently make, that their food is quite as comfortless as mine, but you’d never know it from the soft-spoken words that pass between them.

Pippin's thoughtfulness for Bill right at the start was so sweet, and then to finish it with the three taking such caring efforts for Frodo--Bill's a wise and observant pony!

I am loving this more and more!



Author Reply: Yes, I love the way hobbits speak lightly - as so beautifully brought out by Merry's conversation with Strider in the Houses of Healing, which we just read again for our LOTR literature class.

Thanks!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/14/2007
A cold and comfortless breakfast but at least there is a little food and company to go with it. I am glad that Bill is concerned about the fate of the sapling.

Author Reply: Yes, the company can make or break the meal. Thanks!

Author Reply: (What's that proverb? Better dish of vegetables where love is, than feasting in a house of strife.)

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