I was struck by a passage recently in my annual re-read. When Frodo, Sam, and Pippin have their first encounter with a Black Rider, the text refers to the Ring as belonging to Frodo. A sudden unreasoning fear of discovery laid hold of Frodo, and he thought of his Ring. [I, 3, 'Three is Company']... Continue Reading →
Here at the end of all things…
The One Ring has been destroyed. And 10 year-old Lucy has a few thoughts.
Sam, Frodo, & Lúthien
What does Lúthien have in common with a couple of hobbits?
The Beauty of Making a Child Weep
When Tolkien impacts your child deeply enough to warrant tears...
Book One Thoughts
What did Lucy (aged 10) think of Book One of Lord of the RIngs?
Stout Farmer Maggot and Hobbitish Distrust
Farmer Maggot is a stout fellow, and nobody trusts anyone else.
A 10 year-old's first experience with Tolkien's Black Riders.
The Shadow of the Past
Lucy's thoughts on "The Shadow of the Past" and "invisible men".