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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Ithilien: Sam sees the Oliphaunts, plus a poem by jan-u-wine….

Posted on 2007.05.02 at 22:48


mechtild at 2007-05-04 01:10 (UTC) (Link)
I always was sorry about that stew, too, Shirebound! I kept thinking, what a waste! Two rabbits tracked and caught and killed, dressed and cut and cooked, all that work, and so long since they'd had a cooked meal, and they never get a taste of it! And in the film version of Henneth Annun, Faramir didn't treat them to dinner, either. All he gave them was a hard time, and Frodo the point of a sword backed against a wall. I'm being too mean; he let them go in the end, didn't he? He even showed them the way out through the sewers.

The poem is perfection. I love it when it gets to Frodo agreeing with Sam's book line, "No one at home will believe what we've seen". It's so resonant, like a stone dropped down a well. "What we've seen" refers (in my view) to *so* much more than just Oliphaunts.
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