Sometimes, I get ahead of myself. That’s the one hangup with only reading a single page a day. Yesterday, I chewed out Celeborn for leaving Merry out of the boat-parade. Today, Merry puts himself in the conversation.
Celeborn acknowledges his error, and all is well. He agrees to give the Fellowship boats, and plans to have everything ready by tomorrow at midday. All head to bed, though the Fellowship continues to debate their course of action. Without a clear leader, no one makes a strong decision. Aragorn had planned to head to Minas Tirith, but that was before the loss of Gandalf. Now he feels that he must stay with the ring, wherever it may need to go.
-Sarn Gebir: Rapids on Anduin. The boats will need to be carried around them. Who’s excited for portage scenes?
-Rauros: The great waterfalls of Anduin. Another place where the boats will need to be carried. If we get there. We won’t.
-Nen Hithoel: The great lake of Anduin. Emptied by Rauros, the lake is some 20 miles long.
Features of the river! Rapids, waterfalls, and a lake…what else can there be? I declare today River Day!
Fellowship of the LATE: 93 pages
But now we can all learn the value of a leader! If Gandalf were here, the way forward would be left up to him. Without him, it’s chaos. Sure, Aragorn’s been leading the way, but even he’s conflicted at this juncture. It seems like he’s torn between the duty of the Fellowship and his destiny of ruling the kingdoms of men. The dream he had a while back is brought up again today. Wasn’t that back in the Council of Elrond?
Reading this slowly sure wrecks your memory of small events.
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I can’t wait for the falls of RAWRos.
“But in Moria the burden of Gandalf had been laid on him; and he knew that he could not now…”