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Old 08-13-2014, 09:48 PM   #46
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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Belegorn has just left Hobbiton.
It appears that he and Aragorn had been arguing this point for a while, at least before they even reached Caradhras. It also seems that it was an option, at least so far as Aragorn was concerned, a last option.

Originally Posted by FotR, The Ring Goes South
not until it is plain that there is no other way.
As far as the wolves of which you seem to be dismissive it seems that the Company at least would disagree with your assertion.

Originally Posted by Boromir; A Journey in the Dark
The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears.
"For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously!" - G.S.; F. Nietzsche
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