The Tower of the Cunning Mind: 9. A Parting Commanded

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9. A Parting Commanded

A Parting Commanded

            He glared at the creature that looked at him with equal measures of pity and some emotion Saruman could not name.  This weak, pathetic soul sought to command him—ordered him to depart from the Shire and forbade the rest to slay him?  What made this ratling, the much-vaunted Ringbearer, think he had the authority to order anyone?

            He wished he might blast the impudent Hobbit with the power of his staff, let that put a new parting in this Frodo's hair!  That ambition forestalled, he instead unleashed the remnants of his voice.  At least his words still stung!


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: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/11/11

Original Post: 07/03/11

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