For Eyes to See as Can

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Story Summary

Frodo Baggins through the eyes of Samwise Gamgee and the King Elessar—first meeting to the aftermath of his sailing, with a focus on expressing frustrations, fear, and anger.. No slash; deliberate angst; mostly book canon.
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 For Eyes to See as Can--Preface 848 0 09 Dec 06
2 Grieving 3,007 2 09 Dec 06
3 Too Many Secrets 810 0 09 Dec 06
4 The Heart of the Matter 2,392 0 09 Dec 06
5 Growing Up in Brandy Hall 2,423 0 09 Dec 06
6 Mr. Bilbo’s Ward 3,161 0 09 Dec 06
7 Fealty 2,376 0 09 Dec 06
8 Meeting the Wizard 3,671 0 09 Dec 06
9 Lung Sickness and Yule 1,780 0 09 Dec 06
10 Growing Older 1,668 0 09 Dec 06
11 Counfounded Relatives 2,590 0 09 Dec 06
12 Unconfounded Relatives 2,372 0 09 Dec 06
13 Wizards and Worries 2,221 0 09 Dec 06
14 Preparations for Departure 3,177 0 09 Dec 06
15 Aftermath 2,089 0 09 Dec 06
16 The Between Years 3,719 0 09 Dec 06
17 Restlessness and Conspiracy 6,078 0 09 Dec 06
18 Out of Fear, Toward Worse 2,954 0 09 Dec 06
19 Lady of Light 584 0 09 Dec 06
20 Of Memories 1,324 0 09 Dec 06
21 Shadows of the Past 1,432 0 09 Dec 06
22 A Sad Homecoming 1,935 0 09 Dec 06
23 Easing His Heart 3,350 0 09 Dec 06
24 Family Problems 4,638 0 09 Dec 06
25 The Cost of Victory 5,343 0 09 Dec 06
26 Last Riding 1,810 0 09 Dec 06
27 The Will 3,485 0 09 Dec 06
28 The Court of the King Elessar at Lake Evendim 5,208 0 09 Dec 06
Appx. Word Count 76,445 2  
 

 

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For Eyes to See as Can

docmon - 25 Nov 05 - 8:22 PM

General Comment

Beautifully written story.  You have captured Sam's voice perfectly. Sometimes you also found ways to parallel Sam's experience to Frodo's, nicely done. Particularly at the end of Ch. 3, when he said: "Too many secrets, too much trying to protect others - it just scoops the insides right out of you. And my heart feels so hollow..." Perfectly Sam, but also so much of Frodo.

When Sam said he wished they had fought a dragon because it would've been easier, it was quite touching. In a few simple words you showed how much they suffered and lost.

Perhaps my favorite line came from Frodo's 'speech' to Mr. Palladin, trying to explain what Pippin went through. When talking about Sam, he said, "He held my hope for me when I was too weak to carry it for myself." You captured their relationship, their situation at the end, completely. I don't think I've read it written just so.

An absolutely precious story.

docmon 

For Eyes to See as Can

Larner - 04 Mar 06 - 5:24 PM

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I know you made this comment in November, but am still learning how to use this site.

Thank you so much for your praise of the story, and your appreciation for specific parts you found most poignant.  Sam must have found a great deal of grief once Frodo was gone; that he would see parallels between his experience and that of his master seemed logical. 

I rejoice this story touched as many as it appears to have.  It was my first story, and is still one of my favorites.


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Story Information

Author: Larner

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/29/04

Original Post: 10/11/04

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