Christmas 2006 Challenge : The Twelve Days of Tolkien: 9. Spider! ( Elrond, Glorfindel, Shelob, Orome)

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9. Spider! ( Elrond, Glorfindel, Shelob, Orome)

Elrond winced as the Rohirric bard struck another jarring chord and launched into an off-key account of Béma's pursuit of Shelob through the lands of Arda.

He was startled by Glorfindel snorting rudely into his cup.

Frowning, he whispered, "My friend, I understand the music is harsh to Elven ears, but surely you can give them some credit for their efforts?"

"You would laugh also," replied Glorfindel, "If you knew the true reason for Oromë's hatred."

Elrond did indeed chuckle, when he learnt how a certain infant spider had crawled into the Valar's boot and bitten him on the toe.


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Author: Greywing

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/11/07

Original Post: 01/07/07

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