Assorted Drabbles: 13. This Land, So Rich, So Fair

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13. This Land, So Rich, So Fair

Note: For the "History of Violence" challenge on the Tolkien_weekly community

The title is from a song or a hymn from my schooldays that I can't quite recall much else of other than that it was some patriotic thingy.  *** They tell their Captain the tales they heard from their fathers who heard them from their fathers - of farmsteads nestled between gently rolling fragrant woods, of spring festivals and bountiful harvests, of the life once dwelt in this land termed fair as though a lady.

But Faramir knows too the other tales untold - of shadows ever-present, of war, victories and routs, of constant forays by all manner of foe and of the mountains to the east.

And often he wonders as they do if they can ever give to this land still beautiful in its wilderness the peace it deserves.

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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: acacea

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/23/06

Original Post: 06/19/04

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