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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Ithilien Pt. 5 ~ The Cross-roads, plus jan-u-wine’s “At the Cross-roads of the King”….

Posted on 2007.06.16 at 19:13

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-06-17 18:26 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it a beautifully written scene? I also love the note that they moved along as "soft-footed as hunting cats". My only real gripe about the physical depiction of the film hobbits was their huge feet, which made them walk in a gallumphing manner. Illustrators have created a trend to think of them with big feet, but there's nothing in the text to imply they do. The Stoors were broader and had bigger feet and hands, but that doesn't their feet were gigantic, just larger than the Harfoots and Fallohides. I can't imagine them walking through the dry sticks and bracken Ithilien as silently as cats with those big, flapping clodhoppers. Like "hunting cats" implies feet that can step carefully and neatly.

Oh, I know: picky, picky, picky! :)
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