Meril's Drabbles: 39. Most Worthy (girl from Dale)

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39. Most Worthy (girl from Dale)

Most Worthy

Winking diamonds sold by dwarven merchants; enamels of only the richest colors; lush, extravagant fabrics from the East; pocketwatches that tick-tocked with solemn or grinning or delicate faces... Glirien wished she had ten eyes to take in everything at the Dale market.

The toymaker said this was her first test as his apprentice. "Buy one thing you think is most good, most worthy, and tell me why."

She returned at dusk.

"A toy dragon?" her master said, looking at the plain make, the dull materials.

"For my baby sister, sir. She'll like it."

And the toymaker smiled.

March 6, 2007. For the Tolkien Weekly "Sight" challenge.

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: Meril

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/22/08

Original Post: 08/31/04

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