The Hobbit, Drabbled

Hobbit, Drabbled, The

9. Chapter 9: Barrels Out of Bond

(Note: This was written by Julia; I am posting it for her at her request.)

Wine, warm and sweet, slides down my throat. It had been too long since I had partaken—wine of this quality does not often come to the humble servants.

Merrily, we share the bottles and toast a good day: the prisoners have ceased their endless grumbling and tonight they'll reveal their secrets!

I pass into pleasant dreams, muddled with rustling feet and a soft metal clang, until….

"Wake him! Shake him!" Bothersome elves!

Annoyed, I watch them roll the barrels in the water. Some bob heavily, and for a moment, I wonder if I did forget to separate the empty…

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.

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Completion: Complete

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Last Updated: 03/02/06

Original Post: 11/24/03

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