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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 5 Review(s)
Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 41 on 10/10/2009
Oh, dear.... I actually *felt* Bill's exhaustion as he went along, foot by weary foot. And, like him, I perked up when he got to safety....

Very well done, Lindelea!

- Barbara

Author Reply: Thank you!

I am so happy to get Bill to safety, food, and rest at last.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 41 on 10/10/2009
Oh, Lindelea--how glad I am that Bill, too, is finally finding the succor he so needs. And love that he's welcomed in the same way the Dwarves were so long before! Hooray!

Author Reply: I just could not resist including a reference to Bilbo's song... I wonder if Bill's guide was one of those up a tree, long before Bill was born, perhaps having imbibed too much Dorwinian Wine? *g*


DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 41 on 10/10/2009
Oh, what a beautiful chapter!

It's fascinating to me, how you can evoke the natural beauty and wonder of Imladris somehow filtered through a pony's POV and senses, so that Bill comes across as rather poetic for a pony, and yet a pony nonetheless. (Perhaps something he's picked up from his Sam?)

Author Reply: Perhaps because I am drawing on such a beautiful and poetic original source.

Perhaps Bill has picked it up from his Sam, indeed. But I also think that his implicit simplicity and deep thought (for a pony) adds to his poetic tone.

Author Reply: p.s. Thanks!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 41 on 10/10/2009
I love the detail you put in about ponies drinking too much too quickly and the elvish song as Bilbo came to the Valley.

Bill is lucky to have such a guide. Still loving every word of this.

Author Reply: Thank you! Ponies (and horses) are not too wise when it comes to their bellies, I'm afraid.

I am glad to give Bill an Elf for a guide, someone who knows the value of time, when to hurry, and when not to.


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 41 on 10/10/2009
Behold; here we are at last.

Yay, I'm as relieved as Bill! Finally our wonderful pony will find rest and care and sweet, plentiful food.

Author Reply: At last, it will be a time of rest (though at times some bewilderment and wonder, too) for Bill. He's earned it.


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