After yesterday’s language lesson, I don’t mind so much that today’s page is rather straightforward. Sometimes, I don’t mind boring.
The group settles down for the day, allowing themselves to stay up late because they don’t plan on traveling tomorrow night. They light a fire, and merrymaking ensues. Aragorn sits apart, silently brooding. He feels uneasy. This land is usually full of living things, most notably birds, but the world around them is eerily silent. Gandalf perks up, noting that they should listen to Aragorn and his instincts. They quiet down, and go to sleep. Sam and Aragorn take the first watch. The quiet scares Sam. Even the pony’s movements are loud. In the distance, a black cloud grows.
Fellowship of the LATE: 9 pages
Yes, Aragorn is brooding, because every group needs at least one. Granted, he’s right about this one. The land is quiet…too quiet.
So what’s that black cloud approaching? Huh? Is it important or dangerous?
In other news, once the party settles down to rest, they have “supper-breakfast”, which is the meal that they eat at breakfast-time, but is actually more like supper. It’s because they travel at night. Times are backwards. Sadly, it’s not one of those crazy hobbit-meals like second breakfast. Personally, I’m about to hit on second supper at this point. First supper was small. Still hungry…
Woah. Moving on.
Whose idea was it to make Sam first watch? He’s lucky that Aragorn volunteers to stay up with him. Do we actually trust Sam with everyone’s lives by this point? That seems premature.
Anywho, it’s probably relevant that I say that I finally started reading Game of Thrones last night, following my trend of reading books on the side with “game” somewhere in the title. Assuming I read at my normal pace, I should read a few thousand pages in that series before I finish Lord of the Rings. Huzzah.
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