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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 100 on 3/18/2021
Trust to Hobbit boasting to hide the concern they really feel. So, Gandalf and Aragorn can do osanwe with one another, eh? And, of course, Bill will deny his Sam nothing!

Author Reply: Trust to hobbits...
I don't know if they can speak mind-to-mind, or if they simply stood there stubbornly, each waiting for the other to be the first to speak. (LOL!)

Thanks so much for taking time to share your thoughts. Glad you're feeling better.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 100 on 3/16/2021
Yaayy!! You're back to working on this story! I have really missed your updates! So, you'll post the next chapter on Friday? I can't wait! =)

So, Caradhras is next! It won't be pleasant for man or beast, and that's a fact, as Bill will soon discover.

Author Reply: Oh, Caradhras is a nightmare. And it just keeps getting worse, I'm sorry to say. Poor Bill. There's a long way to go to get to his happy ending. (Sigh.)

Yes, at the moment, I have arranged my work schedule (freelancing can be handy that way) to allow me to post two to three chapters a week, so I'm working at finishing one or two of the unfinished stories before tackling another.

(And I have time to read again! Looking forward eagerly to the next chapter in your joint effort!)

Thanks for stopping to leave a good word.

sueReviewed Chapter: 100 on 3/16/2021
Oh joy - Bill is back! I thought he had been abandoned. As usual, I really love your insight into pony thinking. He is wiser than even he knows. You must have been a horse in a previous life. I hope you will recount Bill's adventures getting back to Rivendell and beyond. Will he travel to Gondor with the wedding party? Reunite with Sam and the others and even travel on to the Shire? Oh the possibilities. You write so clearly that I can picture everything that is happening. ( ) - an apple for sweet Bill.

Author Reply: Never! All the WIPs keep bubbling away in the back of my brain, even when life gets in the way. I'm just so glad that the words have started to flow again. "Been a horse in a previous life" - well, at the very least, I grew up horse-crazy. I even owned a horse for a time.

Bill's adventures in this story are outlined all the way to the Grey Havens (and back). They follow book canon as far as possible, except for a large blank space that JRRT gave the barest hints about. Hopefully I won't take too much of a liberty with his wonderful characters...


Bill says the apple was sweet and crunchy, just the way he likes them.

Author Reply: (By "Never" I meant I never quite abandoned all the stories that are still waiting to be written. It's late, and I should be in bed, so I didn't know if that was clear in my original answer. Thanks for your patience with me.)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 100 on 3/15/2021
Bill's love for "his hobbits" just warms my heart. :)

Author Reply: (((hugs))) I'm so glad!

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