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Stories, Familiar and Rare  by Larner 5 Review(s)
ReaderKitReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/30/2015
Beautiful tale, and I can very much see it playing out like this. Thanks!

Author Reply: I am so glad you responded in this manner, ReaderKit. Thank you so for letting me know!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/24/2015
Oh, poor Merry, having to recount all those horrible things that happened to his beloved Frodo. But I am sure he was glad to take the opportunity to share Frodo's courage and heroism, and to set the record straight on what had happened!

Author Reply: Oh, but I'm certain you are right. By speaking in the third person as of the Master was someone else Frodo confused the children, but at that age perhaps knowing that Frodo had been through all that might have disturbed them more than thinking someone they didn't even know had been so poisoned and tortured.

I was a bit surprised when the story I wrote to your prompt refused to let me alone until I wrote this, too! Thanks again for sparking my imagination!

TariReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2015
Wow! This was an awesome read. I'm so glad Tolkien left room for writer's imaginations to kick in.

Author Reply: As am I, Tari. We have found meanings and nuances where he left his tale's gaps, and it's wonderful to have such a rich framework to work within.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2015
A beautiful tribute to Frodo (and, with the last line, Sam).

Author Reply: They both deserve such tribute and all of the honor their deeds ought to have brought them. And I was glad to show Sam waiting for his own turn at the monster! Thanks so!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2015
I just want to hug Merry, for having to remember and explain all of this in such detail. Frodo should indeed be remembered... not for being perfect, but for being merciful, courageous, and humble.

Author Reply: Frodo was indeed one who learned through experience, and too many of the experiences he had were not only downright grim but frightening and even demeaning. If he was merciful, I suspect it is due to the fact he felt he himself had been granted unwarranted mercy and that it then fell to him to offer what mercy he could in turn.

Thank you so, Shirebound.

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