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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 7 Review(s)
Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 25 on 4/18/2013
Bless Fatty. His story was one of the saddest, to me.

Author Reply: Thank you so, Agape. Fatty had a terrible time during the Time of Troubles, and paid his dues as much as did those who went out of the Shire, I've always felt. Certainly he ought to have stood up to his mother!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2012
Three cheers for Freddy - Fatty no more - and his good sense and praise of Frodo and Sam and setting the record straight!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Well, at least he's trying to set the record straight. He knows the score, and isn't going to give his mother any excuse to not know what really happened. Thanks so, Antane.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2012
It is very sad some people have such narrow outlooks.

Author Reply: I so agree, Linda. Thanks so much!

6336Reviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2012
Some people just won't believe the truth even when it walks up and bites them!


Author Reply: Ain't that the truth, Lynda! But Freddy's going to go on record making certain that at least his mother has heard the truth of the matter, no matter what she wants to believe.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2012
None so blind as will not see as they say. Frustration beautifully portrayed for both son and mother!

Author Reply: I know, Harrowcat. Those who want to believe otherwise than what really happened can be so closed-minded. Thanks so much for the comments!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2012
“But he left the Shire!”

And that's all that most hobbits would care about, I suspect. Freddy has acquired great wisdom and insight, although he no doubt had a great deal of both from the beginning. This is a wonderful conversation.

Author Reply: I know. A "proper" Hobbit is predictable, after all. If only they had made note of just how responsible Frodo was, perhaps they'd have realized he was BEING predictably responsible in deciding to take the Ring away so as to draw the evil he foresaw away from those he cared about. And I do think that Freddy matured fairly quickly once he realized danger the Shire was facing. Thanks so very much, Shirebound!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2012
What a great confrontation! I see that you also see Rosamunda as rather shallow and status conscious. Poor Freddy, having to put up with all that so soon after being in the Lockholes.

And Rosamunda just can't quite understand why things can't just go back to how they used to be.

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