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The Thrum of Tookish Bowstrings, Part 1  by Lindelea 2 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 26 on 4/7/2020
Oh, secret passages! I have Pippin joking with Ruvemir during the sculptor's visit to the Shire and the Great Smial that there were still delvers wandering through untapped hallways, making way for Tooks yet to be born, having forgotten how to get back to those portions of the place that were inhabited. Heh!

Love to Panda from Polo, Griffin, Tilion, Bettina, and Tasha. And the cats send their greetings as well from safe places where doggies don't bother them.

Author Reply: I used to (and still do) love secret passages! I used to devour children's literature where the heroes found secret passages and secret closets and drawers and such, and wished that our house was not quite so mundane and boring. The idea of delvers wandering through untapped hallways is a diverting thought.

Love from Panda and the three Rulers of All They Survey to you and yours. And the guinea pig sends a squeak. Although that might have been an indication she's hungry again.

Here's hoping this finds you well and safe.

Thanks for stopping to leave a good word.

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 26 on 4/7/2020

Love the intricacies of the story. Wow this is a pretty heavy lesson for Farry to learnt. Most children Hobbit or otherwise don't have to face the circumstances for their childish decisions in quite the way Farry was forced to reckon with his actions. But he will definitely understand to think about his actions and not be impetuous as his father.

Hope you and yours are staying safe. ((virtual hugs))

Author Reply: As I was writing this "take" on the fallout from the events in Runaway, I kept coming back to that old saying, "For want of a nail...", or the image of casting a pebble into a pool and watching the widening ripples. As you said, this was a heavy lesson, and it helped to encourage Faramir Took to "look before he leaps" in future decisions.

We are staying safe from the virus so far. Not so much the food sensitivities, though. They have laid me low this week, I'm sorry to say, but thankfully I was a few chapters ahead in the edited chapters (as opposed to draft chapters), so postings will be able to continue on schedule. Whew.

Hope this finds you and yours well. Stay safe. (hugs back)

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