The Road Goes Ever On: 5. The Trollshaws

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5. The Trollshaws

(For the "Lend" prompt.)

The Trollshaws

"Somewhere here, surely," the Hobbit murmurs, pattering through the fallen beech leaves' glorious red-gold beneath the noonday sun. "I must be nearly at the road –"

And then he finds them, just as he remembered; William stooping, Tom and Bert caught open-mouthed looking on. Time's softened their grim outlines; the shafts of sunlight lend them an almost homely air. A bird has nested behind Bert's left ear.

"Well, well," Bilbo chuckles. "Still here, you three? I've given away all that gold of yours, I'm afraid..." He sits down at Tom's feet, the stone warm behind his back, and lights his pipe.

~~~

[Descriptions of the trolls from The Hobbit Chapter 2, Roast Mutton, and FoTR Book I Chapter 12, Flight to the Ford.]


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: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/13/12

Original Post: 02/13/12

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