Filks from the Red Book: 41. Gollum

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41. Gollum

Author’s note:
As well as the usual disclaimer, please note that this is based on “Cloudy,” written by Paul Simon, performed by Simon & Garfunkel. Sung by Bilbo in the caves during The Hobbit.


His skin is greenish and quite loathsome,
Sometimes I think he has no teeth, just gums.
And it’s strange to see him smile.
His expression full of bile
Though he thinks he’s full of guile.
I’ll play his game and go back to the Dwarves in a short while.

His cave is lightless and his pool glum,
Even the Orcs would call it a slum.
This game he does compel.
So we riddles each will tell.
And whichever does most well
He will have the prize he wishes and the other bid farewell.

Hey Balin
Remember lucky number fourteen.
Where have you Dwarves escaped to unforeseen?
These riddles that I try
Are ending in a tie.
And I’m worried I might die.
I can’t think of another so I’ll have to be more sly.


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.

Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/02/04

Original Post: 03/08/03

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