Return of the King - Drabbled, The: 18. The Scouring of the Shire

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18. The Scouring of the Shire

In Fourteen Nineteen, November the Third,
The Battle of Bywater occurred,
Four travellers returned from distant lands,
To find their home in foreign hands.

Rohan's horn made the earth shake,
Sounding, Fear, Fire, Foes! Awake!
The hobbits arose and began to fight,
Putting the evil men to flight.

They'd stolen their food, baccy and beer,
Felled the trees, filled folk with fear,
Then fighting with sticks, stones and knives,
Nineteen brave hobbits lost their lives.

Retribution was swift and just,
Wizard and Worm lay dead in the dust,
So now toast as heroes in every inn,
Captains Meriadoc and Peregrin!


~ Llinos

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: 09/19/03

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