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The Rescue  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
TariReviewed Chapter: 16 on 12/21/2014
"Sun kicks off her bedcovers". What a delightful description.

Author Reply: Thank you! I must give a lot of credit to Thornton Burgess' personification of nature in his stories. There is a sound of poetry in his prose, and to think that his children's books are as educational as they are delightfully not-boring.

Garnet TookReviewed Chapter: 16 on 12/20/2014
It's easy to forget that Ferdi is the same age as Merry sometimes and that Estella and they are contemporaries.

Now, I'm wondering who was she supposed to marry. I had forgot that some of your characters were supposed to have arranged marriages. Did you tell us this and I just miss it? Probably.

Looking forward to those times when you can come and read and update. :)

Author Reply: I kept forgetting that Ferdi and Estella are close cousins, at least in terms of genealogy (his mother was sister to Estella's father), until I sat down to write this story. I think that socially, however, they weren't quite at the same level. Ferdi's father, for all he was descended from the Old Took, was a pony trainer, and Ferdi and Estella's Bolger grandmother always considered her daughter Stelliana to have married beneath her standing in society. Still, it's nice for them to get to know each other in this story, even a little bit, and will lay a nice bit of groundwork for mutual respect in future years. (Perhaps even a conspiracy, for Merry's benefit? I wonder...)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 12/19/2014
At least they have time to jest with one another in spite of their danger and her injury. Love the banter.

Author Reply: Thank you! Where would hobbits be without their banter, I wonder? It certainly lightens a heavy situation.

EverlightReviewed Chapter: 16 on 12/19/2014
What a nice little surprise to find on a day that I was feeling down! From the conversation one wouldn't know very well the dangers and fears they face, they are so courageous. Estella does make a fine Twig. I wonder if she or Ferdi ever shared these adventures with the Travelers? Would make for an interesting side note story.

Author Reply: I'm glad.

You're right, that would make quite an interesting side story. I have to imagine that there must have been some of these tales told after Pippin became Thain and Ferdi became his right hand, and brother-in-love into the bargain!


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