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December 3 - 22 red rangers: 3. Untitled - by Raksha

"What have you to say for yourself?  asked the Prince of  Ithilien of the
young and red-faced lieutenant.

"We were on leave, my lord." answered the tall officer, turning  redder, if
that was possible.  His hands were also red; as were the faces  and fingers of
the twenty-two Rangers who now stood at attention.  It could  be more
accurate, thought the Prince, to describe the hue as purplish-red.  

"…And they were short-handed for the pressing of the grapes in  Greenhollow;
you know, the village below Amon Din.  We thought it only  right to offer our
help, so they would not fall short in their  harvest."

"And such help led to this new coloration?"

"It would have not have been fitting to leave with the work  unfinished, Sir.
 Then there was the feast to celebrate it; and wine that  needed sampling.  
We could not disappoint our hosts; we had to uphold the  honor of Ithilien's

"Of course you did, lieutenant."  The Prince of Ithilien said  kindly.  "
Very well, since you were all on leave, I deem such occupation  acceptable.  You
and your men are dismissed."

As the lieutenant turned, obviously relieved, to go, the Prince  caught him
by the shoulder.  "Your honor is unstained, but the same cannot  be said for
other attributes.  I suggest that you scrub your face before  you go up to greet
your mother."

Elboron blushed again.  "Yes, sire" he replied, grateful that  his men had
started to disperse.

Finally, the Prince smiled and pressed his son's shoulder.  He  remembered
another young Ranger and his band who had passed, off-duty, through  the same
village and aided in the vineyard's harvest, before leaving with red  faces and
aching heads.  "Call your men, my son" Faramir urged. "Let us  assure that
all of Ithilien's Finest take some  tea."

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Last Update: 29 Dec 05
Stories: 24
Type: Workshop/Group List
Created By: Yule Mathoms Challenge 2005

Thanks to Juno-Magic and Aranel Took, HASA members were presented with 24 cues to use to create presents of stories, drabbles, and poems for the Yule season in 2005. Many members contributed many wonderful "mathoms" for you to enjoy. Find them all collected here.

Why This Story?

The third set of mathoms


Story Information

Author: HASA Workshop

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/10/06

Original Post: 12/03/05

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