«In one thing

you have not changed,

dear friend,»

said Aragorn:

«you still speak in riddles.»

«What? In riddles?» said Gandalf.

«No! For I was talking aloud to myself.

A habit of the old:

they choose the wisest person present to speak to;

the long explanations needed by the young

are wearying.»


LotR 3 – 05 – The White Rider – LR 3 V