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The Further Adventures of Trotter  by Dreamflower 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/23/2011
Glad to read this again. Yes, I find I really like seeing Hildifons's family and their reactions to his having gone missing. I do feel for their grief, and Isembold's sadness that his beloved brother wouldn't be there for his wedding.

Author Reply: So often we only get one side of the story when someone is gone-- I thought it only fair to get a brief glimpse of the home-folks Hildifons left behind.

Baggins BabeReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/19/2011
How on earth did I miss these? Life has been so chaotic and busy recently.

How terrible for Hildifons' brothers to think he may have fallen into the bog - and yet that Tookish sense tells Isembold that his brother is out there somewhere. And he did get to meet his true love while he was searching!

Off to read the rest and catch up!

Author Reply: I'm glad you found them now! I understand about RL; it has a nasty way of interfering with things like reading about hobbits, LOL!

Yes, there's more than a little irony in the situation. Of course, in my story, Gerontius does eventually find out his son's fate many years later, but it's not common knowledge.

And a "hearts and flowers" story just has to have a little bit of romance in it!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/17/2011
But every now and then a strangely un-hobbity thought came to him, that Hildifons was somewhere in the Outlands, out in the Wide World, alive and well. If that could be true of any of his brothers, it could be true of Hildifons.

If he only had known how right he was!
It must have been terrible for the two brothers and their father to live with the uncertainty that Hildifons might have found his death in the bog.

On the other hand, if Isembold hadn't searched for his lost brother, he would never have met Miss Violet Puddifoot.

Author Reply: Yes it must have been awful. I don't think Hildifons ever truly realized how much he'd be missed and grieved for.

And you are quite right! Aside from the notion that a "hearts and flowers" challenge should have a little romance in it, even if only in passing, I also wanted a bit of irony: that the tragedy of losing his brother led to his finding his true love.

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