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Small Hands  by shirebound 65 Review(s)
LavenderTookReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/24/2017
I love their inspecting of each other's clothes and that, thanks to Aragorn's characteristic sensitivity, Frodo and Sam will learn about the cleansing or Mordor. (-: More happy times you give us with our Fellowship.

Author Reply: Thank you, my friend. I don't have much time to write these days, but when I do, I try to bring out as much sweetness as possible.

Goodness, I just heard about the tornado in Maryland! I hope all your friends and loved ones are okay. *tight hugs*

LavenderTookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/24/2017
I loved how Aragorn created commonality between these 2 and the hobbits and thus encouraged them to offer friendship to them. (-: Sweet!


Author Reply: Thank you! :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/24/2017
A blessing for these two to realize Pippin survived and thrives. And his interactions with Aragorn would be quite the shock for those accustomed to Denethor's devotion to protocol, I'd think.

Author Reply: I think so, too. Aragorn's balance of warmth and wisdom will be such a boon to Minas Tirth, and all of Middle-earth.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/22/2017
Great! They are going to be introduced to Frodo and Sam by no other than Peregrin Took. It couldn't be better :-)

Author Reply: *beams* Glad you're enjoying this.

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Very best wishes for your move. That is an enormous job. Enjoying the story and will look forward to more.

Author Reply: Thank you! This is a complicated move, and I appreciate your good wishes. :)

nancylea57Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
sb. sorry to interrupt but phrasing here confuses me:

Peregrin. You saw it. There is no way...”

“There are two ways,” Aragorn told them quietly. “The resilience of hobbits, coupled with the determination and strength of a friend to find him beneath that great carcass ’ere his breath failed, and a strong and buoyant spirit was lost to us forever.”

1 resilience of hobbits 2 deter, and strength: which would mean 'and' should be 'else'


1 resil, deter, and strength = hobbit returned
2 strong and bouy lost forever
which makes there are two ways (that the Hobbit lives {implied}) incorrect

now remember I DON'T read incompletes because so many people never finish them.

Author Reply: Yes, I meant that there are two ways that Pippin survived being crushed: (1) hobbity resilience and (2) the determination and strength of a friend. My apologies if my phrasing is confusing.

In 15 years of posting, I've never left a story unfinished! Hopefully that will never happen.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
I'm enjoying this story, so nice to back among our favorite people. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you, Antane. There can never be enough happy hobbit tales!

addie71Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
This is delightful and heartwarming.

“They’ve been in Mordor all this time, and missed all the feasts?” Pippin asked in dismay. *giggles* Pippin is such a delight in this.

Author Reply: *beams* I do love Pippin. He can be so grown up, but is still a tween at heart.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Nice story! I love it. Hey, would you write a sequel in which Caladir and Delumir share with Frodo and Sam the progress that's being made in the cleaning out of Mordor? And maybe the feast that follows, while you're at It!

Author Reply: Thank you. Stay tuned for additional chapters! :)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/21/2017
Although I did not want to get up this morning, finding this (and reading it through several times) felt like a prize and a reward, and left me grinning from ear to ear. Thank you!

Best wishes for your move. (I hate moving, so I heap the wishes high...) Across the country! Perhaps it will be fodder for tales of Frodo's move to Crickhollow. Or Merry and Pippin's move to Gondor. :) LOL!

Hope you can "hurry back" soon. I've missed the hobbits so...

Some parts I love--hobbit resilience and exhuberance. King duties and Ranger duties. Glimpses of Strider's character.

The two brothers remind me just a bit of Beregond in his first meeting with Pippin. JRRT certainly sketched the Men of Gondor in a winsome way, even with the few details he offered about the common Men.

Author Reply: Thank you for your sweet comments. I can't express my joy at still being able to share hobbit tales with my friends after all these years. And when hobbits and Aragorn can interact -- such a delight! :)

This move is a difficult one, but eventually the dust will settle and it will be finished. Perhaps it *will* inspire story ideas!

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