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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 4 Review(s)
PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/2/2015
It's interesting to see what the others perception of Frodo is but no one really understands in the Shire, but hurts and ordeals that Frodo has been through, do they?

Author Reply: How can those who've never given thought to anything but their own narrow, limited land begin to understand how much Frodo loved it enough to give himself for it?

Thank you so!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/18/2010
But he cared not for the Shire, they thought.

Oh my! Will they never learn?

Perhaps they would believe the King himself if *he* told them how much Frodo actually cared for the Shire.

Thank you for this perfect drabble!

Author Reply: Or perhaps they wouldn't begin to appreciate it even then! After all, they don't really know the King to believe him, I fear.

Am so glad you liked it!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/18/2010
Okay, now I understand from your response to the other review, what the last sentence meant which confused me before. How wrong they are to misunderstand Frodo who did all he did because he loved the Shire, and all Middle-earth, and was so wounded by what he did that he had to leave his beloved land. But such is beyond 'normal' hobbits to understand, at least now, more's the pity.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I decided to change that last line just a bit so that it doesn't confuse others any further. No, they didn't begin to appreciate Frodo's desire to protect his own land and people at all. But more of the young ones will understand, I hope, as more grow up hearing Sam and Merry and Pippin's tales.

AzureSkyeReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/16/2010
Interesting. Of course Aragorn's love for the four would have been seen, but for the Hobbits to think he didn't care for the Shire.....Interesting. Is it because he didn't come in, or just didn't really pay anyone else any attention?

Author Reply: Actually, it is Frodo that most Hobbits are convinced didn't love the Shire, and they do not understand that grief that the King and Queen hold for his leaving of Middle Earth.

By that time there was definitely in place the King's edict banning any Men from entering the Shire, and I would believe that Aragorn would especially hold himself to that law, for if he did not follow the law he himself enacted, who else would respect it?

Thanks so!

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