“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.” -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. 17 – Day 25 (11th from Weathertop): 6 miles
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“The rain has stopped at last. We are soaked to the skin and, when we’re not moving and climbing, we shiver a lot. We’re trying to keep Mr. Frodo as warm and as sheltered from the rain as possible. Strider scouted ahead this morning, so we started out late today. We’ve turned southeast now and it was hard going over rocky ground. We only went a handful of miles before we climbed up to this high ridge. It’s a fair view no mistake but so cold! We’ve had to risk building a fire or no one could sleep. There’s a gnarled pine above us like a silent old guard.”
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: