“A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.”
-J. R. R. Tolkien
Here below are the notes* Samwise Gamgee took along the journey. Based on 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. 16 – Day 24 (10th from Weathertop): 6 miles
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“Now we’re going backwards! The hills are so steep here, we had to turn north for part of the day to get around the sheer cliff faces. We’re camping on an outcropping on the stone face of a steep hill about halfway up the cliff. The path barely fits us. Strider found a small cave, but even sheltered we dare not make a fire for fear of it being seen in the night.”
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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