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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 110 on 4/13/2023
Some prescience here, I note. "You shall not pass!" indeed. Love this.

Cannot find your phone number. Are you there Sunday?

Author Reply: So sorry I did not see this! I have been editing into the wee hours (even unto the dawn) almost every day and did not get back to SoA over the weekend.

I am so glad that you stopped by along the way even though you didn't know if I'd be in! What a lovely afternoon it was, even if Panda kept catching sight of your vehicle parked in front and, forgetting she'd already barked at it, would raise the alarm again and again. Since she takes her job as bodyguard (also a bit of gardener thrown in, from all the digging she does in the back yard, I should think) very seriously, and it is no bother (and actually a complete delight) to raise up her own thunder, I think she had as good a time as any of us, even though she was not allowed to partake of any celebratory cake.

Don't mind me and my too-flowery writing this morning. I edited almost until dawn again, and I'm feeling rather loopy.

Thanks for stopping by (both in person and here on SoA!) and taking time to share your thoughts.

sueReviewed Chapter: 110 on 4/6/2023
Oh, dear dear Bill. Great heart indeed. As always, quite philosophical for 'just' a pony. Hugs and carrots sweetie.

Author Reply: *Bill leans into the hugs and contentedly crunches the carrots.*
I think the company he keeps has had a great influence on him.

Thanks for stopping to share your thoughts!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 110 on 4/5/2023
Yaayy!! You've posted a new chapter!

They'll have to wait till the snow stops, and then Aragorn and Boromoir will have to dig a path for them all.

Author Reply: It's so nice to spend time in JRRT's world again. I am trying to make it a habit. I am planning to schedule appointments with myself for reading as well as writing. That recent SoA crash reminded me of all the stories I still want to read, including yours. I was so sad to think they were gone, and incredibly happy to see the site return.

Thank you so much for the smile today!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 110 on 4/2/2023
The snow is still falling, but it is now floating down upon us, taking the form of larger flakes, as if many small flakes have clumped together for warmth in the storm. A curious thought.

I like that. And it's heartwarming that hobbits can always speak lightly and encouragingly to one another, however dire the circumstance.

Author Reply: I must admit, the idea came from a child's imagination many years ago. I love that JRRT's descriptions of hobbits provide so much food for thought to work with, from his observation of the nature of hobbitly courage, to the simple fact that no hobbit, in all their history, had ever killed another on purpose, to their light speech about heavy matters, to the curious immunity of most hobbits (unfortunately not all of them) to soul-destroying hunger for power and fortune (which I believe is a reflection of the author's, “If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place.” ).

Thank you for stopping to leave a good word!

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