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  1. Public Bookmark 7

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    It is one year on, and the Shire has never been more glorious. But to the hobbits of the Fellowship, even the sweet taste of summer can stir memories of the winter that has passed.

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    29 Apr 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 9

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    Meriadoc the Magnificent is a popular figure of folklore, but how many of the stories are true? What, for example, is to be made of the claim that he regularly corresponded with a king? After centuries of bitter debate, at last these questions can be answered. Thanks to an extraordinary discovery, Meriadoc and his king can speak to us in their own voices, clear across the gulf of years.

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    29 Apr 2021

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    When Sam came home, there was a feather in Pippin’s cap, a horn on Merry’s hip. All Sam had was a box of dirt with one large, smooth seed tucked inside. Even in Mordor, Sam had only been fighting for the Shire. He spent the rest of his life helping things grow.  

    Let’s talk about Sam crying over rabbit stew, because a brace of coneys had been a spot of luck, once; because even then, even when he still had his pots and his pans, when Frodo had not yet snarled at him and told him to go– Mr. Frodo had still been gone too far by then to ever come back again.

    Rosie, who did not cry easy, chopped onions so he would not be the only one with wet cheeks to scrub off. She asked him about herbs and spices, about stirring and cooking times, about what loaf would go best with it all. Sam said, “Rosemary, tarragon.” Part of him still rang against the greening metal of a copper pot dropped down a chasm and left somewhere on the edges of Mordor, but she saw him breathe deep and reach for thyme.  

    (a story for Rosie Cotton)

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    11 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 4

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    “Oh, you know what they say; all is fair in love and war.” “Yes, but not at the same time. That’s rather too much for one hobbit to handle at once, if you ask me.”

    During the Scouring of the Shire, the four Travellers battle their own traumas as they save their homeland. Frodo endeavours to help Sam live his own life; Merry grapples with the choices he made before the War; and Pippin balances honour against matters of the heart.

    Chapter Seven: In which Rosie strives to understand more of what Sam has endured, Pippin enjoys his newfound celebrity, and Merry makes a lousy patient.

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    08 Apr 2021

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    “My dear Mr. Baggins, you cannot possibly imagine I have brought you across the boundaries of the sundered world, bending every law of gods and men, over land and over sea and through the fathomless heights, for your health? Well, I did, of course I did, and I’d do it again. But it was not for your own good only that I brought you here. I have been on this world a very long time, Mr. Baggins, and if there is one thing that I have learned about the Wise and the Great, it’s that they benefit from the company of hobbits, and it’s the wisest and greatest who have most need of them.”

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    07 Apr 2021

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