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Old 07-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #8
Estelyn Telcontar
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Estelyn Telcontar is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Estelyn Telcontar is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
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Originally Posted by Inziladun View Post
Saruman does something similar with Frodo at Bag End, telling him he will have neither good health or a long life, again trying to spoil whatever sense of victory or accomplishment the heroes have.
And his words in that scene are a key statement:
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But do not expect me to wish you health and long life. You will have neither. But that is not my doing. I merely foretell.
Saruman has indeed lost his power to manipulate people and events, but apparently retains some knowledge of the future. Perhaps it's his knowledge of Ring-lore that gives him this insight?
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