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HerenIstarion 11-27-2003 08:19 AM

First and Second Voices about Niggle's progress to the second stage of his treatment

Estelyn Telcontar 11-27-2003 01:21 PM

'Twas the First Voice, speaking to the Second Voice, so you have it, Heren! Your turn...

HerenIstarion 11-30-2003 06:38 AM

next one, than [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]


What was the message?

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 11-30-2003 08:29 AM

It was "The time has come. Let him choose."

It's Prentice speaking to Smith in Smith of Wootton Major

[ 9:29 AM November 30, 2003: Message edited by: The Squatter of Amon Rdh ]

HerenIstarion 12-02-2003 11:55 PM

yup [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img], that's him. pray proceed

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 12-04-2003 05:55 PM

Who's this negative character?


No, more's the pity

Estelyn Telcontar 12-06-2003 01:59 PM

I've been looking and can't find it - a clue please?

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 12-06-2003 02:06 PM

You ought to pay more attention to your dialogues. I'll not light any more candles in the dark.

Estelyn Telcontar 12-06-2003 02:58 PM

Ah, my first instinct was right, and I found it the second time around - it's Tdwald speaking to Torhthelm in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son.

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 12-06-2003 03:55 PM

I didn't think you really needed that clue. Indeed it is, and it's your turn to give us a quote.

Estelyn Telcontar 12-06-2003 05:25 PM

Alas, this appears to be the motto of this thread:

only for a few

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 12-07-2003 10:48 AM

This is a rare instance of a Troll talking about baking:

Only on Thursdays I bake my bread,
and only for a few.
It's the Lonely Troll addressing a large group of uninvited guests in Perry the Winkle, one of the poems from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

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Estelyn Telcontar 12-07-2003 11:35 AM

Right you are, Squatter - pray proceed!

The Perky Ent 12-07-2003 05:54 PM


The Squatter of Amon Rdh 12-07-2003 07:52 PM

This will be literally true if I don't sign off soon.

Behold the morn is cold and grey
Who's this cheerful character?

Estelyn Telcontar 01-09-2004 03:44 PM

Well, it took awhile, but I did finally find it in a very minor work! Itroun is the speaker, in The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun.

"Behold the morn is cold and grey,
and why is my lord so long away?
I do not hear his feet returning
neither at evening nor at morning"

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 01-09-2004 03:50 PM

Absolutely, Estelyn. I was wondering when someone would get that one.

Estelyn Telcontar 01-10-2004 04:05 AM

Well, now that we have successfully resuscitated this thread,

You never know what will happen next

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 01-17-2004 06:01 PM


...when once you get mixed up with wizards and their friends.
The eponymous hero describes to Mew the tribulations of those who fail to stay out of the affairs of wizards in Roverandom.

Estelyn Telcontar 01-18-2004 09:58 AM


...for they are subtle and quick to anger. Gildor warned Frodo.

Yes, that's right, and you may continue!

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 01-18-2004 10:16 AM

Don't mind if I do, yer 'Ighness.

These are hungry folk

HerenIstarion 01-30-2004 02:22 PM

that be Tidwald:


These are hungry folk
and masterless men, miserable skulkers.
They're corpse-strippers:
a cursed game
and shame to think of.
about marauders.

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 02-04-2004 01:22 PM

It would indeed, Heren. It's good to see you back.

HerenIstarion 02-06-2004 03:36 PM

thanks [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

here be dragons:


At least they may be getting rare

Estelyn Telcontar 02-06-2004 04:06 PM

That's the older dragons in Farmer Giles of Ham, hoping that knights are dying out:

'So knights are mythical!' said the younger and less experienced dragons. 'We always thought so.'
'At least they may be getting rare,' thought the older and wiser worms; 'far and few and no longer to be feared.'

HerenIstarion 02-06-2004 06:07 PM

that was quick [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

yes, indeed. Pray proceed

Estelyn Telcontar 02-07-2004 04:03 AM

For some reason, the word "rare" stuck out to me in that quote - I couldn't help but wonder if that's how the dragons like their knight served?! ("One knight, medium rare, with a salad and fries on the side") [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Here's a new quote:

there's work to do

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 02-07-2004 02:39 PM

That's Tdwald; telling Torhthelm to get on with his work in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth.

Brave words, my lad!
The woven staves have yet worth in them
for woeful hearts. But there's work to do,
ere the funeral begins.

Estelyn Telcontar 02-07-2004 03:10 PM

That's right, Squatter - you must know that poem by heart already! Your turn...

The Squatter of Amon Rdh 02-07-2004 03:17 PM

This question doesn't refer to me, because the evidence of that is right here in black and green.

What does he do with himself all day?

Estelyn Telcontar 02-10-2004 03:00 AM

That's one dog to another, the title hero of Roverandom asking his moon friend about the Man-in-the-Moon.

'What does he do with himself all day?' said Roverandom to Rover.
'Do?' said the moon-dog. 'O he's always pretty busy though he seems busier than I have seen him for a long time, since you arrived. Making dreams, I believe.'

The Saucepan Man 02-18-2004 12:24 PM

Closed due to length
This thread has reached the end of its natural life. Please start a new one if you wish to continue the game.

Thanks. :)

Estelyn Telcontar 02-18-2004 01:25 PM

"Minor works" Quotes
The old thread is closed, long live the new thread! Let's continue the tradition started by Heren Istarion in hopes that he will be able to join us often! Here is the list of Tolkien's works that we've been using:


Farmer Giles of Ham
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Leaf by Niggle
Smith of Wootton Major
On Fairy Stories
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Father Christmas Letters
The Monsters and the Critics
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
A Secret Vice
Since I found the last quote on the old thread, I will start us off with a new one:

that was in fair fight, sword in hand

HerenIstarion 02-25-2004 09:08 AM

Sounds something Green Knight might have uttered, but I can not find it. A clue, perhaps? :)

Estelyn Telcontar 02-25-2004 09:55 AM

The speaker is another author, quoted by Tolkien.

HerenIstarion 02-26-2004 12:27 AM

hum... Andrew Lang in "On Fairy Stories"?

Estelyn Telcontar 02-26-2004 01:55 AM

You got it, HI!! That quote amuses me:

He [Andrew Lang] was at pains to defend the slaying of the Yellow Dwarf by Prince Ricardo in one of his own fairy-stories. 'I hate cruelty,' he said, '...but that was in fair fight, sword in hand, and the dwarf, peace to his ashes! died in harness.'

HerenIstarion 02-26-2004 04:30 AM

mushroom driven visions arise: marching yellow dwarves hand in hand with green knights and loads of Ricardos after them...

:) Presumably, my turn to serve. Here we go, than:


Good steward, if thou love me well, bid make my bed
yeah, I'm a bit sleepy, despite it being the midst of a working day

Bruce MacCulloch 03-02-2004 02:06 PM

That would be Aotrou.

HerenIstarion 03-04-2004 12:27 AM

hola, Bruce, haven't seen you for ages :)

Yes, that's the guy. Go ahead

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