Falling Leaves: 4. Yew - Tree of Life and Death

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4. Yew - Tree of Life and Death

Faramir never passed the old yew tree without pausing. No man could recall how long the ancient twisted trunk had stood.

"Did you know that this is the oldest tree in Gondor?"

Faramir turned to see Mithrandir standing beside him.

"Older than the White Tree? Surely not!"

"This tree was mature when the White Tree was still a fruit. Deadly though it is, the Wise call yew the tree of life. It outlasts both Man and beast."

The longbow in Faramir's hand seemed to grow heavier. He had dealt death to many with this branch torn from the living yew.


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: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/07/10

Original Post: 05/22/10

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