- Nov 1, 2005
Why would you be out?
Letters: 214: To A.C. Nunn (draft)In the Shire etiquette, at the date of the Party,'expectation of receiving' was linited to second cousins or nearer kin, and to residence within 12 miles.*
*(footnote) Hence the Hobbit expression 'a twelve-mile cousin' for a person who stickled for the law, and recognised no obligations beyond its precise interpretation .....
I think that one and this one.[FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]No-legs lay on one-leg, two legs sat near on three legs, four legs got some.[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
Both were guesses. Its just I think that they don't sound very Tolkienish.[FONT=arial,sans-serif][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,][FONT=arial,]Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
- The Hobbit (There And Back Again, A Hobbit's Tale), A Short Rest. I couldn't tell you what page it is on though."'Moon-letters are rune-letters, but you cannot see them.' said Elrond, 'not when you look straight at them.
They can only be seen when the moon shines behind them, and what is more, with the most cunning sort
it must be a moon of the same shape and season as the day when they were written.
The dwarves invented them and wrote them with silver pens, as your friends could tell you.
These must have been written on a midsummer's eve in a cresent moon, a long while ago.'"