Huzzah for pre-work blog writing! The one problem of working at a bar now is that there’s no WAY I want to do anything by the time I get home. So…here we are.
Back at the ranch…er, Isengard, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have decided it’s time to head back out into the ring, which is now mostly drained. Orthanc looms up in the center, and they can see riders approaching; Treebeard, Gandalf, and Théoden have finished meeting. They come together in the shadow of the tower.
Gandalf explains that he has one more thing to do before leaving Isengard: meet with Saruman. He will take anyone who wants to come with him, but warns that they must not joke in the presence of the White Wizard.
Tricksy, that wizard is! Gimli wants to get a look at him, just to see if he looks like Gandalf, though Gandalf wants him to be cautious. Saruman could easily change his appearance for Gimli if he thought that it would gain him an advantage in order to escape. Watch out!
Of course, Gimli and company don’t feel as angry at Saruman anymore. Pipe-weed has that affect on people.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
Seriously, what’s up with the problem of all-caps names in chapter titles? It’s the same word! I feel personally offended. I want to write a letter to the editor, but that editor is a machine. Of course, you could write a letter to the editor of this blog…and that would be me. I don’t know what I’d do. Zoinks.
“‘And are you yet wise enough to detect all his counterfeits?'”