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The Tenth Walker  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 106 on 6/24/2021
Bill is so perceptive, and I rejoice that he, too, benefits from the miruvor.

Bless Gandalf for remembering the pony as he seeks to hearten the rest.

Looking forward to more. I've been through a bit of a low myself, and am finally beginning to feel better.

Author Reply: It does seem reasonable that Gandalf, with his gift for encouragement, would not leave out the pony.

I hope this reply finds you feeling better. I wrote the first part of the next chapter during that murderous heat wave we had earlier, and now another one is beginning. Stay well.

sueReviewed Chapter: 106 on 6/17/2021
Oh sweet, brave Bill. His courage brings tears to my eyes - even though I know all will be well, eventually. Thank you for writing again.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for stopping to leave a good word! I keep trying to write and getting interrupted. But I had the next chapter half-written when I sat down again today, so that was a help.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 106 on 6/14/2021
Bill is certainly doing his best to keep the wind off the hobbits, isn't he? Which the wind is not making easy for him to do! I'm glad he got to share some of the cordial.

Author Reply: I'm glad he got some cordial, too. It seemed a reasonable action for Gandalf to take. At least in my book.


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 106 on 6/12/2021
Greatheart, he murmurs in the language of the Elves in the hidden Valley, and the very tone infuses me with warmth and renewed strength of purpose as if bestowing courage is among his powers

That's a lovely moment, as is Bill getting a taste of the cordial.

Author Reply: Somehow it seemed right to me that Bill, though only a pony, would also receive some of that life-restoring liquid. And then I remembered that one of Gandalf's powers was encouragement, so it seemed like a good time for him to use some of that power on the "patient but dejected" pony. I'm glad the scene works!

Thanks for stopping to leave your thoughts.

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