There was a real chance that tonight’s post might not have happened. My internet is not happy. But, what else are unsecured apartment complex wi-fi networks for?
Surprise, surprise…Aragorn wakes Merry. Merry’s first request is for food. He wants a pipe to smoke, but remembers that Théoden had wanted to smoke together, so he pauses. However, Aragorn suggests that Merry would be better off remembering Théoden by smoking his pipe. Sounds like a plan.
Aragorn ends the page with some deserved joking at the herb-master’s expense. Sure, Merry can request some pipe-weed, but it will be a chore to get it.
Yeah, I’m okay with that. Who does this “master of herbs” think he is, if he doesn’t seem to have that great of a grip on the uses of herbs for healing? It’s only fitting that he gets some ribbing when Merry might be asking him for something to smoke. Heck, with his knowledge, he might think that pipe-weed has medicinal properties.
Well…maybe it does. Some people might argue that.
So we can end with laughs instead of tears and anxiety. Meanwhile, this chapter is drawing to a close shortly, marking yet another short one. Yeah, we’re moving! I could tell (just by simple page counts) that Return of the King was going to be short compared to the first two books. Indeed, the pace has quickened.
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I think that’s a joke. Right? That’s a yolk. Aragorn is yolking.
Days Until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 36
No one dies today.
“‘And he will tell you that he did not know that the herb you desire had any virtues, but that it is called westmansweed by the vulgar, and galenas by the noble, and other names in other tongues more learned, and after adding a few half-forgotten rhymes that he does not understand, he will regretfully inform you that there is none in the House, and he will leave you to reflect on…'”