Feelings of Superiority: 3. Acquiring Merit

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3. Acquiring Merit

I watched my father sharpen his sword and gather his gear for war. My heart burned that I lacked the years to accompany him.

"Why do they deny the truth, father? They are so dark-hearted they do not seem like Men."

"There is merit in their slaughter, and who knows?  Some may be brought to the light by our example."

"Will the war be over by the time I am old enough to fight?"

"Pray that it is so, and make the sacrifices at the proper times.  I fight for the day when we will live forever in Annatar's light."


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Story Information

Author: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/16/07

Original Post: 01/16/07

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Feelings of Superiority

Crowdaughter - 17 Jan 07 - 1:54 PM

Ch. 3: Acquiring Merit

 <i>"Pray that it is so, and make the sacrifices at the proper times.  I fight for the day when we will live forever in Annatar's light."</i>

 Chilling! And so very appropriate for this kind of challenge! What a fitting, short but enlighting  glimpse into that time in Numenor (I  assume). Well done! (shudders) 


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