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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 4 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 72 on 9/21/2014
That was very interesting!

At the beginning of the conversation Frodo might have felt wary, insulted and even ashamed (for his thoughts). But when he found out the true reason for Mr. Brownloam's questions he could only feel sympathy, knowing that the Brownloams' marriage had indeed been a happy one.

And Mr. Brownloam must have felt a great relief.

Author Reply: Oh, how did I miss this one, too? To realize that Polo only wanted to spare his daughters the sort of shame he still felt for his and his wife's indiscretions must have been a revelation for Frodo. But I suspect that the Brownloams' marriage began at the moment they developed such love for one another, preceding the actual ceremony. And certainly Mr. Brownloam, too, must have realized a weight had fallen from him in making his admition and realizing Frodo didn't find him wanting.

Thanks so very much!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 72 on 9/18/2014
What a lovely, satisfying ending. And this was such a compassionate thing for Frodo to say:

I doubt she’d have been all that good a wife for him if she’d not seen good examples of what marriage ought to be like in her own home while growing up.

Author Reply: Not all marriages begin when the vows are said, after all. And I doubt that Frodo spoke anything but the truth in telling Polo this. I like to think that a few people changed their estimation of Frodo from what they'd thought of him as a youth. Thank you so, Shirebound!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 72 on 9/18/2014
Says as you growed up just fine.

I should say so.

Lovely story!

Author Reply: Oh, that he did most properly! Thanks so, Lindelea. Hope to see you the first of next month.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 72 on 9/18/2014
Obviously Mr Brownloam only had daughters, or did not think back to when he was a lad, and realize that while most lads will only dream of doing unchaste things with a lass, with most of them, that is all they do, dream!

While Erodo was a true rascal when it came to scrumping from the Marish, he did atone for it, some thing Mr Browloam never heard of it seems!

You do feel sorry for Frodo, not being able to enjoy life to the fullest because of that darn ring! (Wishes the worst case of Red Eye and no Visene on Sauron!)


Author Reply: I suspect that it is BECAUSE Polo remembers what he did as a lad courting his wife that he tended to think ill of those who courted his daughters. Heh! As for remembering Frodo atoning for his wrongs, I doubt that Brownloam was unaware of it at the time, but that he felt that it was too little too late, or perhaps he thought that it was Rory's idea rather than Frodo's own.

And I do feel that the Ring stole so much from Frodo. Love the curse! So appropriate! Heh! Thanks so very much, Lynda!

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