9. Meat was Hard to Come By
The cuisine of the Shire is unsurpassed. Write a story or poem, or create a work of art, featuring food.
Meat was Hard to Come By
The ship's well-provisioned with lembas, dried fruits and vegetables; they catch fish, trap dew and rainwater for drinking. Yet half-way across the Great Sea, the variety's wearing thin.
"We've been through leaner times," Gimli admits, munching dried apple. "Yet I long for a good roast, or a flagon of ale!"
"And I for fruit fresh, not dried," Legolas agrees. "Fear not; if the legends of Valinor are true then there we'll find every taste we could desire..."
And when they walk through Tol Eressea's market, gazing at stalls piled high with fish, flesh, fruits, Gimli admits the Elf was right.
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