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Antane's Anthology  by Antane 7 Review(s)
shireboundReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/23/2008
Frodo had been skittish as a colt trying to stand for the first time when he had first come, shy among so many strangers. But he had blossomed beautifully and Bilbo knew most of the credit went to that ray of bottled sunshine that was little Samwise.

This is so joyous and full of light, Antane! What a delightful story about our enthusiastic lads.

Author Reply: Hantanyel, shirebound! Glad you stopped by to enjoy! I am looking forward to reading your latest. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 7 on 9/11/2006
Very nice moment, with Sam coming home from his trial with Uncle Andy. Lovely!

Elanor SilmariënReviewed Chapter: 7 on 8/28/2006
*giggle* Blueberry! Yum. I love how excited they were to see each other, and how Sam wanted to be as tall as Frodo someday!
God bless,
Ellie

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 7 on 8/7/2006
Oh, Antane, thank you! This is precious! Blueberry tarts...mmmmm! Wait till you hear my near disaster with a blueberry pie! LOL! This is the perfect sweet, happy reunion, and it makes me more excited than ever to begin having my own. I'm tired of saying good-bye, and don't think I have any more tears; for I did meet people in CO that I've come to love dearly. Today I said farewell to the church and the little group of Christians who so lovingly took me beneath their wings, so this was a very timely read. Brought a smile to my face. Hantanyel, ammelda! Melinyel! (Is that right? I've tried not to forget.)
God bless,
Galadriel

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 7 on 8/6/2006
I wish someone had been here to welcome me back with tarts and, a nice hot pot of tea. *sigh* Oh well, at least my landlady opened the windows for me and I have had a nice long read! 44 chapter alerts later.....

ElemmírëReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/31/2006
This is such a delight, Antane!

You had me totally swept up in Frodo's excitement over Sam's return. How very sweet of him to make Sam a special welcome home treat.

Frodo and Bilbo licking clean the mixing bowl was too cute, as was Frodo and Sam comparing the size of their feet!!

But Bilbo had blithely ignored them all. Frodo had been skittish as a colt trying to stand for the first time when he had first come, shy among so many strangers. But he had blossomed beautifully and Bilbo knew most of the credit went to that ray of bottled sunshine that was little Samwise.

Bilbo doesn't give himself enough credit when it comes to the raising of Frodo. I also immensely enjoyed his gentle teasing of Frodo. “Just a few more minutes and they’ll be ready to be devoured. You will leave one or two of them for Sam, won’t you?”

How wonderful it must be for Bilbo to not only watch Frodo grow under his eyes, but to see him and Sam's friendship blossoming. He can truly see how important they are to one another, regardless of station or class, and he knows that even when he is someday gone, Sam will be there for Frodo.

Very lovely, Antane :D

*Waves own hello to the Queen. Welcome Back!*

Author Reply: Hannon le for such a long, kind review! :) It would have indeed been wonderful to have seen Frodo blossom - so glad we can see it here a bit by so many different authors. I think it is Elanor Silmarien who has a story about Sam and Drogo and Primula basically 'passing each other' at birth and death and Sam being born a little early as though even then he was saying, "I had to come, Mum! Mr. Frodo needs me!"

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I was wrong about the author of that other story about Sam and Primula and Drogo - it's GamgeeFest - When One Door Closes...


ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/31/2006
A sweet little tale of a growing friendship and its beginnings. Heheh, like the scene with the feet--hmm, reminds me of something! lol Blueberry tarts sound nice too...why didn't I pick up some blueberry poptarts at Walmart when I was there today! Eek!

blessings
Armariel~~~{~@

Author Reply: Yes, I do wonder indeed where that inspiration about the feet came from. :)


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