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To See The Sea


He passed through the Tower Hills.  There before him, he saw it at last - exactly as imagined, as tales of childhood fantasy told.  The Sea.  A wide expanse of water, glistening in the sunlight, vanishing into the West beyond his sight. 

At the Havens, he trotted onto the docks, watching in awe as sailors coiled ropes, unfurled sails, prepared to set sail.  One looked up and hailed him.  "You there!  You looking for a job?  We need someone small, nimble; to climb into the rigging.  Think you can do it?"

Eager, he nodded.  "Aye, sir!"

"Your name?"

"Isengar.  Isengar Took."

Author Notes:  Isengar Took  (Pippin's great-uncle) is said to have 'gone to sea' in his youth.

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: Jay of Lasgalen

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/21/08

Original Post: 01/21/08

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To See The Sea

Marta - 03 Feb 08 - 12:42 AM

Ch. 1: To See The Sea

Fun drabble! I could totally see this happening, and the idea that Isengarwas valued for his hobbitishness was a really creative angle.

To See The Sea

Jay of Lasgalen - 03 Feb 08 - 2:19 AM

Ch. 1: To See The Sea

Thanks, Marta! 

There was a sea-based challenge at Tolkien Weekly a while ago, and I vaguely remembered a Hobbit who had sailed off - so I looked him up.  It was fun to think what job (apart from cooking) a Hobbit could do on board a ship.


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