Nazgûl Recipe for Baby-Toe Stew: 1. Chapter 1

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1. Chapter 1

I get what I want, and I want what I crave,
a Nazgûl’s desire,
will make him a slave.

I look at my stove and my cold empty pot.
It worries me none.
Do you know what I’ve got?

Baby-toes, baby-toes! Delightful! Good show!
Where did I get them?
Wouldn’t you like to know!

My cupboards are stocked with the things I adore;
cankers and shankers,
ear’s wax of wild boar.

Handfuls of stink-weed, the tongue of an Orc,
hide-hair of Hobbits,
fits fine on my fork.

Warts of an Oliphaunt and thumbnail of shrew,
that’s how I like it,
my baby-toe stew.

This one may shock you, the hoof of a goat,
for some, it’s too tough,
but slides right down my throat!

Beard-clippings of Dwarf and the tooth of an Elf,
you don’t care to share?
Fine! I’ll eat it all myself!

Now for the baby-toes, the most delicate part.
If you add them too early,
they tend to get tart.

Covered in quicklime and piled on my plate,
it’s the best baby-toe stew,
that I ever ate.

Oooof! I’m so full! I’ve had my part and yours!
I need to lean back now,
and loosen my drawers.

Such an ache in my belly, that slides up to my heart!
I hate to be rude,
but I think I might… go to bed now.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Lasbelindi

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/12/03

Original Post: 04/18/03

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