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A Treasure Retrieved

            "What has it got in its pocketses?  Well, now we knows, doesn't we, Preciouss?" Gollum muttered to himself as he sought the one he was certain held his treasure.  "Thief!  Where is Baggins?"

            Suddenly he heard a cry of surprise and pain; and although he could not see the one with whom he'd shared riddles in the dark, he had a good idea as to where he might be.  He ran toward where it sounded as if a creature might have tripped over a fallen stone, and found himself stumbling over an unseen body.

            "So, we has you at last, has we?" Gollum said, wrapping his hands about the neck he might not see but could certainly feel.  "Thief!  False!"


            Some hours later, his stomach full, he murmured, "Ah--much sweeter meat than orcses!  Must try this again, perhapsss.  Yes, we likes Hobbitses very much." 

            He sat back, then pulled loose the leather pouch he wore fastened to his rope belt, untying the coarse gut that usually held it closed.  "Here," he said as he picked up a now-visible object and examined it.  "You're a tricksy one, aren't you, my Precious?  But look--you have a finger now, all your own for when I can't wear you."

            He smiled as he dropped Ring and finger into the bag....

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: Larner

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/20/08

Original Post: 05/08/08

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Freyalyn - 09 May 08 - 1:52 AM

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Urgh, ick!

I like the finger foreshadowing-not. 

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Larner - 10 May 08 - 1:36 PM

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Ah, yes--indeed a foreshadowing of sorts--a foreshadowing of an future that is now definitely changed! 

Thanks for the feedback, even if it is "Ick!"  Sometimes I do like writing different sorts of stories.

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Peregrin_Ionad - 10 May 08 - 2:20 PM

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Thanks for the feedback, even if it is "Ick!" - well Bonnie...that is exactly what my feedback was!


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Nath - 12 May 08 - 1:56 AM

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Well... of course another ick... Nicely done!

And so wonderfully thoughtful of Gollum to save something for the Precious Grin

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Larner - 16 May 08 - 7:18 AM

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Thanks, PI and Nath!  Heh!

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Ygrain - 20 Oct 08 - 3:39 AM

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I like these might-have-beens, and this one has really left a fingerprint :-)

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Larner - 20 Oct 08 - 10:01 PM

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Thank you, Ygrain.  Yes, one can put one's finger on it!  Heh!  Am glad Dwim made her request this year.

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