Flying is hard. I mean that in that it basically takes up all of your day. I guess it’s blog time now!
Walking is hard. I mean that in that it’s kind of boring most of the time.
“Gosh, Janet, isn’t this walk we’re taking just the bee’s knees?”
Unfortunately, today’s walking ends with Frodo and Sam coming to a place where they think they can go no further. The road they’ve been walking alongside leads to a stronghold. That clearly isn’t a place they want to go. Another road leads out from the gate, but using it would mean that they would have a very high chance of being seen. Before attempting anything, Sam forces Frodo to have some food and drink.
Unfortunately once more, Frodo eats and drinks way more than he should. Sam is too nice to say anything, and instead goes off while Frodo sleeps to rummage up some more sustenance, if he can.
-Durthang: Another one of those castles of men that has been taken over by the forces of evil. Totally not the Scandinavian wizarding school from which Viktor Krum hails, which is Durmstrang.
And so we reach another impasse. How many times can Frodo and Sam overlook a plain and sigh in despair? It seems like this is the place where they’ll finally take a risk, though. It’s certainly better than walking in circles forever.
Unless you’re good at that sort of thing in an artistic way.
That being said, I don’t think the risk needs to be that Sam wanders off while Frodo sleeps. Taking a risk in terms of trying to move forward is worth it. Taking a risk in terms of leaving the most important item in the world vulnerable? Maybe not so much. Again, I’m thankful that I know how this ends.
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Mordor: it’s a whole lot more than a gate, a tower, and a volcano. People forget that. The tour guides aren’t very good.
No one dies today.
“Sam crept out, and flitting from stone to stone with more than hobbit-care, he went down to the water-course, and then followed it…”
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