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45. Bitter Lesson

"Edain, second born," Estel drank in the new words. Unaware of Elrond entering the room, he continued mumbling the lines "They are called 'Men', or 'Aftercomers'. Given the gift of freedom upon Arda, but they only dwell here for a short period of time." Elrond smiled gently and continued to cite the lore in which he tried to find comfort often: "But 'Men', unlike Elves, die. 'Men' are not bound to the Earth as the Elves are, for death is their fate. Ah Estel," Elrond met the young man's surprised gaze. "It is such a cruel gift and yet not."

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.

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Author: isilelensar

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 10/25/05

Original Post: 03/31/05

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