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Branwyn's Baubles  by Branwyn 3 Review(s)
Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 19 on 11/1/2005
A lovely little reminder, amidst their happiness, of the losses Faramir and Eowyn have suffered, and the kinsmen who perished - Theoden, Theodred, Boromir and Denethor. Well done as usual.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/31/2005
A worthy memorial custom indeed. Yet the mounds and the evermind are similar in meaning, and she has nothing of which to be ashamed.

Author Reply: Thanks for the review!
No, she is not ashamed, but she weeps because this custom reminds her of the losses of the past year and she is also touched that Faramir lights four candles for the recently deceased. He honors her family along with his own.

annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/31/2005
Beautiful imagery, and a lovely custom - as perfect as a drabble as can be.

-- Ann

Author Reply: Thanks for your kind words. Since at least the days of Celts, it has been the custom to light bonfires and candles for the spirits of the dead on All Hallows. The corpse candles in the Dead Marshes seem to me to be evidence of a similar custom of lighting vigil candles in MiddleEarth.

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