“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J. R. R. Tolkien
Here below are the notes* Samwise Gamgee took along the journey. (Based “Flight to the Ford,” The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad).
THE JOURNAL OF SAMWISE GAMGEE
Oct. 10 – Day 18 (4th from Weathertop): 19 miles
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“We’ve walked through the valley all day and are camped tonight. Like clockwork, we have walked 19 miles a day since Weathertop, so Strider tells us. I don’t know how he knows. Poor Mr. Frodo is in terrible pain. I fear he will be lost to us if we don’t find help soon.”
From: “The Journal of Samwise Gamgee, 23 Sept – 20 Oct, 3018.
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*This journal is a fanfiction creation by Niki Flow, based the beautiful works of J.R.R. Tolkien; on the meticulous milestone-marker notes in The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad and on the Eowyn Challenge website: