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A fat innkeeper
who only remembers his own name
because people shout it at him all day.
«Las manos del Rey son manos que sanan»,
dijo Ioreth, mujer sabia de Gondor.
Al hacer presente este recuerdo del pasado de su país,
Ioreth no sólo ayudó a salvar la vida
a varios de los principales personajes del «Señor de los Anillos»,
sino también expresó una creencia que estuvo extendida
en algunas zonas de Europa occidental, igual que en la Tierra Media. […]
Reprinted from ‘Beyond Bree’,
the Mensa Tolkien Special Interest Group,
issue of July 1986.
«The hands of a king are the hands of a healer,» said Ioreth, wisewoman of Gondor.
In recalling this bit of lore from her country’s past,
Ioreth helped to save the lives of some of the most prominent characters of The Lord of the Rings.
She also voiced a belief which was once widespread in some areas of western Europe as well as in Middle-earth. […]
unbuckled his belt
and himself set his sword
upright against the wall.
‘Here I set it,’ he said;
‘but I command you
not to touch it,
nor to permit any other
to lay hand on it.
In this elvish heath dwells
the Blade that was Broken
and has been made again.
Telchar first wrought it
in the deeps of time.
Death shall come
to any man that draws
Without haste and at peace
they passed into Anórien,
and they came to
the Grey Wood under Amon Dîn;
and there they heard a sound
as of drums beating in the hills,
though no living thing could be seen.
let the trumpets be blown;
and heralds cried:
‘Behold, the King Elessar is come!
The Forest of Drúadan he gives
to Ghân-buri-ghân and to his folk,
‘There is some good stone-work here,’
he said as he looked at the walls;
‘but also some that is less good,
and the streets could be better contrived.
When Aragorn comes into his own,
I shall offer him the service
of stonewrights of the Mountain,
and we will make this
a town to be proud of.’
‘They need more gardens,’
‘The houses are dead,
When they were some fifty paces off,
Éomer cried in a loud voice:
‘Halt! Halt! Who rides in Rohan?’ […]
… Hill of Erech.
Long had the terror of the Dead lain upon that hill and upon the empty fields about it. For upon the top stood a black stone, round as a great globe, the height of a man, though its half was buried in the ground. Unearthly it looked, as though […]
‘It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long […]