Oshun Birthday Cards 2006
1. From Marta
Posted By: Marta
Message: Hi Oshun,
I am working on an idea but it isn't working out very neatly yet. I will ponder it some more, to see.
In the meantime, your request did remind me of an old drabble I wrote last year, that I hope you will enjoy as well. It's based on the song sung after Frodo and Sam awake at Cormallen.
Denethor was a good master. My leg, twisted from birth, kept me from riding a horse or stepping aside to escape a sword's blow, but he accepted me as herald. Yet the king is a better lord still. I can see it in the sheen in his eye. I shall be proud to serve him all of my days.
What of those halflings before him? We owe them all our lives, but they would not accept such a tribute. So I shall weave them into legend. My sons' sons will learn their names.
"Praise them," I cry, "with great praise!"
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