Not-Actually-Drabbles & Such: 14. Traditions (Imrahil)

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14. Traditions (Imrahil)

You cannot learn how to tie knots properly from a book, though I hear that inland, people try to do so. The art is best learned from a salt-toughened old man with an attitude that is impartial to title, and with a finite amount of time to play with immature nobles who would learn the arts of the sea. If this man also has a mouth like a midden-heap, and with a mock leg made of wood, so much the better. This is what I told my children and my nephews, when they asked to learn the ways of a ship; it is what my father told me, and his father told him when the same request was made. This is what I murmur to my 23-day-old grandson, although he is sound asleep in my arms. I stroke his dark head gently and finish with our family's traditional ending : But I would rather teach you myself. .

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: EdorasLass

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/06/08

Original Post: 03/11/05

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