“Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
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. 12 – Day 20 (6th from Weathertop): 19 miles
“We’re camped southwest of a bridge. The camp is high enough in the hills for Merry’s sharp eyes to spot Loudwater in the distance! It’s a hopeful sign, make no mistake. I’m dreadful afraid for Mr. Frodo. Strider’s keeping him alive with that weed.”
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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