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Dreamflower's Mathoms III  by Dreamflower 4 Review(s)
KathyGReviewed Chapter: 6 on 10/18/2014
Please write a follow-up story in which Mr. Sandheaver survives and recovers!

Author Reply: Perhaps, if the bunny shows up.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 3/16/2013
Justice? You are not talking about 'justice'; you are talking about revenge.

Very well, said, Pippin! Frodo and Gandalf would be proud, indeed!

Not even Lotho ever used the death penalty - but was killed in the end by Saruman's orders.

Author Reply: Yes, they would be proud of him! Both of them knew how important mercy was!

No, Lotho never did--although I indicate that he looked the other way when his men killed hobbits in "my" 'verse. Though in his case it was a matter of not seeing what he didn't want to know.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 3/15/2013
I can so clearly see the three Counsellors standing together, their determination that justice as they know it be done, tempered by mercy. Certainly hard labour would work as some sort of punishment, so long as the men were not able to escape.

What about reparations for the poor hobbit (or perhaps his family, if he doesn't survive)? Poor fellow, whether his assailant is hanged or put to forced labour, there really is no recompense for him, it seems, except for the slight hope of recovery.

Author Reply: I'm sure that the Thain and the Mayor and the Master will see to the poor fellow who was injured (or, as you say, his family). In "my" Shire, at least, there's a good deal of coin laid by from the coffers Sharkey left behind that was sent to the Shire, and much of it earmarked for situations like this.

I don't suppose the Ruffians had any resources for weregild, though making them pay it would be more appropriate. But I think our three worthies will just be glad to have them as far away from the Shire as possible and not running lose.

And if indeed those three are put to building the road into southern Mordor, I don't suppose they'd find any good place to run to if they did escape.

(((hugs))) Good to "see" you again, dear!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 6 on 3/15/2013
Alas, we cannot give life to those who do not deserve to die but who do so anyway. But Pippin has indeed done well. Alas for the need, however. And may these three ruffians learn better how to deal properly with others.

Author Reply: Pippin (and the others) know that approving the death sentence for the trespassers would violate all that hobbits are.

Who knows whether they'll learn a lesson or not. But at least they will be taken far from the Shire and put to some good use; if only by their physical labor they will benefit others.

And the hobbits, having done their duty as they see it, wash their hands of them in the future--the ruffians will know that there is no future intercession of mercy.

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