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If You Could See What I Hear  by cathleen 5 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 11 on 6/5/2008
Wonderful reunion!

Well, as someone pointed out before I think that Frodo might suspect something.

Most of the other hobbits believe Paladin's explanation that Pippin has just a vivid imagination.

But what about Esme? Like her brother she is gifted with "The Sight". Does she know that Paladin is lying?

I am still fascinated by that stone and I would love to read more about it.

P.S.: Happy belated birthday :)

Author Reply: Hi Andrea! Yes, Frodo is very astute so I'm sure he suspects there is more to the picture. I think Esmie know her brother well enough to leave it alone. Heh, I like to think of a "lie of omission" is really a different kind of falsehood in a case like this!

Thanks for your lovely comments and I hope you enjoy the upcoming epilogue as much!

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 11 on 6/5/2008


"He couldn’t help being curious when Pippin had said very little about the whole experience and then appeared to be forgetting it altogether. He couldn’t say that made him unhappy."

It is a wonder how children seem to do that. You think they've forgotten, but then haven't.

"He supposed he would know the rest when the time came. The spirit of the oak had said it was so, and he had no reason not to believe in those words. What task of such grave importance did his son have to meet in his future?"

It is so hard for us adults to wait, hehehe, we know how time flits by.

Just wonderful Cathleen!!

Author Reply: Thank you Pearl! I'm so glad to hear you liked it. Yes, the mind of a child is an extraordinary thing, isn't it?

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 11 on 6/5/2008
“And don’t you evergo on an adventure without me and Merry, either, all right?”

Frodo nodded solemnly, gazing into the earnest green eyes. “I promise,” he whispered back.

I like how you put that in. :)

What a fascinating story. You really give the Tooks (and Esmeralda and Frodo and others) such depth, and unfold a long, magical history that weaves together for the good of the Shire.

Author Reply: Thank you Shirebound! I appreciate all the wonderful and thoughtful comments you have made throughout the telling of my tale! And, it's almost done, finally - WHEEE!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 11 on 6/5/2008
And perhaps he begins to understand just why his father didn't answer all his questions as he finds himself redirecting his own wife's attention from her own.

Lovely homecoming; no one quite believes him, although Frodo is on the verge of it; and the rest of the family rejoices. And even Tulip wishes to enjoy a hot bath! Heh!

And love the poetry you've been using to introduce the last few chapters.

Author Reply: Well, lucky for Pad that Eglantine is more centered on nothing other than having her little one back safely. Thank you for *all* of your very kind comments through all these chapters - I really appreciate it so much! And yes, it's been a great deal of fun seeking out appropriate Faerie-related poetry, so I'm pleased to hear you liked it.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 11 on 6/4/2008
Oh, I loved the changes--they came out so well, especially the extra parts with Merry and his sisters!

Great job, sweetie! I look forward to the epilogue!

Author Reply: Hey, thanks so much Dreamflower! You have been absolutely awesome throughout the telling of this tale, and I appreciate all the very generous comments you have made, both in review and as my beta. Your suggestions were wonderful, as usual, and the little extra boost and insights into each chapter are appreciated beyond belief!!!

Whew, working on the Epilogue and then it's done, ha! At last....

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