Nov. 2nd, 2006

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'A time may come soon,' said he, 'when none will return. Then there will be need of valour without renown, for none shall remember the deeds that are done in the last defence of your homes. Yet the deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.'

ROTK: The Passing of the Grey Company


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"Ammë, it is a bird."

My son winces and holds himself very still at the crackle of winter-dry bracken beneath his feet. The path to the Angle's square is empty of folk and we have barely begun our short journey. The sun of early spring would warm my face and hands were it not for the coldness of the breeze that comes down from the mountain. Chill it is with the snows that lie upon their heads and I despair of finding a cloak that shall keep me warm, swollen belly and all. We are alone in our short journey as are not often left to ourselves, for Halbarad goes to prepare his man's grave and the youth for which we were to wait was late in the coming.
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