A Deck of Heroes: 1. 1 - The Fool

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1. 1 - The Fool

The Fool

            "Fool of a Took," I've called him--impetuous, taking little thought before acting.  But there is a wisdom there we need.  See him beguiling Frodo to smile?  Coaxing a laugh from a moody Boromir?  Anticipating the wood Sam will need to prepare a too scanty meal (particularly by Hobbit standards!), and distracting Legolas and Gimli from sniping at one another interminably, taking that heavy pack Merry has just unloaded and setting it where Aragorn will be able to get what he needs without stumbling over it now.

            When someone is needed to distract us from our blisters and grumbles, Pippin is always there.  Perhaps not as much a fool of a Took as I'd thought!


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: Larner

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/13/11

Original Post: 12/06/09

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