1. A Long Tradition of Ancient Lore
Faramir flushed. "It is dull!" He recited in a sing-song voice:
"2002: Minas Ithil falls,
"True, but what happened in 2040?"
A puzzled frown.
"That is when Fram of the Éothéod slew Scatha the Worm."
"A dragon?" Faramir gasped. "He slew a dragon? How? Where? Who was he? What does Éothéod mean? Why call it a worm?"
"You will find your answers in this book about our valiant allies, the Rohirrim..." He stood to leave. "But, since you despise history..."
"May I read it, Father? Please?"
We in the house of Denethor know much ancient lore by long tradition...
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 4, Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
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