Harvest Dreams: 2. Wheat or Chaff?

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2. Wheat or Chaff?

"Were you not a soldier, Captain, what would you be?" Damrod asked one night as they returned from patrol.

"A scholar, I believe," said Faramir. Then, seeing the man's bewildered expression, he added; "Or maybe a farmer, if I needed to earn my living."

"And why a farmer?"

"With my sword, I must cut down all who stand before us as foes, unknowing whether they deserve death or not. With a flail, I would thresh, and winnow the wheat from the chaff, storing the good grain. A farmer knows what must be garnered, a warrior can never be so certain."

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: Linda Hoyland

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/05/10

Original Post: 04/14/10

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