4. Which Way?
Elladan -- Elf-Man -- I am called, two kinds in one name. Elven-raised, I believed myself Elf until I faced the Paths of the Dead.
Legolas of the Elves feared not, where the others did, where I did.
Am I Elf, as I believed? Or am I Man, as my fear declared?
I cannot be like my name, two kinds in one body. The Valar proclaimed that I must choose one.
Do I follow my childhood path to the West or this new path to the dead?
"The company halted, and there was not a heart among them that did not quail, unless it were the heart of Legolas of the Elves, for whom the ghosts of Men have no terror." (1)
(1) The Passing of the Grey Company, The Return of the King (Ballantine Books, August 1976 paperback edition, pg. 70)
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