“I will not walk backward in life.” 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. 11 – Day 19 (5th from Weathertop): 19 miles
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“We’re in the valley still and the walking is no trouble but for the sharing of Bill’s load so that Mr. Frodo can ride him. This extra burden don’t come near the weight of worry our hearts carry. Mr. Frodo is so ill and his eyes are getting pale and lifeless. I fear for him something awful. The land is starting to rise now and we can see some hills huddling together up ahead. (Later). Camped for the night. Strider says we’ve walked another 19 miles today. ”
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:
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