There and Back Again
2. Author's Notes
'And what has become of Balin and Ori and Óin?' asked Frodo.Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA 2005):
A shadow passed over Glóin's face. 'We do not know,' he answered. 'It is largely on account of Balin that I have come to ask the advice of those that dwell in Rivendell.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 1, Many Meetings
The Company stood silent beside the tomb of Balin. Frodo thought of Bilbo and his long friendship with the dwarf, and of Balin's visit to the Shire long ago. In that dusty chamber in the mountains it seemed a thousand years ago and on the other side of the world.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 5, The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
The Merry and Eowyn Award: 3rd Place, Cross-Cultural: Drabbles
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