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The Proposition  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
EruherdirielReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/27/2014
I really like this story. Hilly and Rosie are very brave. I hope you continue it.

Author Reply: Thank you! Working on it today, as a matter of fact.

EverlightReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/26/2014
Brilliant performance by Hally. I knew he had it in him. He's quite the actor.

As if it had just struck him, he put on an earnest, thankful, blinking look. ‘But you’re not watching over us, to see that all is well, after the birth of the babe! Such kindness! Surely we don’t deserve such loving care!’

Loving care indeed! I *almost* felt sorry for Bracken (the man) but not quite. Hope that others got some wagons through.

Author Reply: Bracken's not really a bad sort. It's more a matter of having fallen among evil companions...

Glad to hear of your confidence in Hally. There's much more to him than meets the eye, as Gundy, Ferdi, and Rosemary could tell you.


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/26/2014
I know my own opinion of the Big Men's business for the day is anything but charitable, not that they have been so. Idiots! And I hope that others did profit by Hally's delaying them from getting back on watch.

Author Reply: Hally's laying it on a little thick here, but it's all to the good. The ruffians will believe that he's incredibly naive and a little simple-minded and they'll cultivate that, and think themselves very clever, and so play right into the hobbits' hands.

It is quite possible that others benefit from Hally's efforts, though since the story is from Hally and Rose's POV you might not see that directly.


Garnet TookReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/26/2014
Halli deserves an Oscar for his acting. He's doing everything he promised to do, getting information and keeping the men occupied so that they are destracted from their "work".

It must have been so hard to hear what they were doing to hobbits who broke the rules and not react.

There was a lot in this chapter and it was hard to read but very interesting at the same time.

Glad for an update to read on a holiday Monday.

Author Reply: I know; I click into SoA every morning in hopes of a little something to read with my coffee...

As you can probably tell, Hally and Rosemary are firm believers in the old saying, "Whatever is worth doing, is worth doing thoroughly."


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