Fellowship of the Ring - Drabbled, The: 8. Fog on the Barrow Downs

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8. Fog on the Barrow Downs

Farewell to Tom and his lady in silver-green. Across green hills to Bree, hobbit’s ponies march in lines. Sun grows hot, time for food. The pillar warns, but they take no heed, and lie too long in soft green grass.

Fog draws close. They ride on, in search of an elusive stone gate. In the sea of fog Merry and Pippin are lost, and Frodo thrown. He searches, but the wight finds him first. Cold be heart and hand and bone, and friends are turned like stone. Courage is found, Old Tom comes a-singing, farewell old wight, be no more!

By Moriel


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: HA Writers Group

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/21/04

Original Post: 08/26/03

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