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Assorted Drabbles: 26. The Lord of Silver Fountains

For the tolkien_weekly "Water: Lake" challenge.


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The Lord of Silver Fountains Shall Come Into His Own




The Lord of Dale stands atop the newest wall of his restored town, arms folded, contemplating with satisfaction the bustling streets below.

Grim they once called me, grudging that I see clearly and speak straight; but I shot straight too, when the moment came.

Turning southwards, Bard gazes down Celduin towards the Long Lake: there, beyond even his keen sight, jut Laketown's ruined timbers; there in the dark depths Smaug's carcass rots, jewels slowly dropping from his hide to sink into the mud.

One day soon we'll dive for them; and then the Worm's plunder shall make Dale fairer yet.

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(The title is a line from the Lakemen's song in Chapter 10 of The Hobbit, where it actually refers to Thorin; but since Gloin tells Frodo in LoTR "You should see the waterways of Dale, Frodo, and the fountains, and the pools!" it seemed perfectly appropriate for Bard too.)



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Last Update: 05 Nov 10
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Elena Tiriel


Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.

Why This Story?

See Olórin I was in my Youth in the West that is Forgotten; a perfect gem of a drabble with hauntingly beautiful language.

 

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Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/11/11

Original Post: 07/16/04

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