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7/22/14 7:47 P

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You have walked 203.5 miles.
You have passed Neekerbreeker Pond.
It is 7.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 254.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

They spent a miserable day in this lonely and unpleasant country. Their camping-place was damp, cold, and uncomfortable; and the biting insects would not let them sleep. There were also abominable creatures haunting the reeds and tussocks that from the sound of them were evil relatives of the cricket. There were thousands of them, and they squeaked all round, neek-breek, breek-neek, unceasingly all the night, until the hobbits were nearly frantic.

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7/22/14 5:24 P

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You have walked 57.6 miles.
You have passed Stock.
It is 8.4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 400.4 miles to reach Rivendell.

'All right!' said Pippin. 'I will follow you into every bog and ditch. But it is hard! I had counted on passing the Golden Perch at Stock before sundown. The best beer in the Eastfarthing, or used to be: it is a long time since I tasted it.'



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7/22/14 10:50 A

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You have walked 488.2 miles.
You have passed Wild Country Path.
It is 36.8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 433.8 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

At the Ford of Bruinen they left the Road and turning southwards went on by narrow paths among the folded lands. Their purpose was to hold this course west of the Mountains for many miles and days. *** Be brave, travelers. The distances between landmarks are great for the next 200 miles. ***

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7/21/14 9:45 P

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You have walked 198.5 miles.
You have passed The western edge of the Midgewater Marshes.
It is 2.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 259.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

The ground now became damp, and in places boggy and here and there they came upon pools, and wide stretches of reeds and rushes filled with the warbling of little hidden birds. They had to pick their way carefully to keep both dry-footed and on their proper course. At first they made fan-progress, but as they went on, their passage became slower and more dangerous. The marshes were bewildering and treacherous, and there was no permanent trail even for Rangers to find through their shifting quagmires. The flies began to torment them, and the air was full of clouds of tiny midges that crept up their sleeves and breeches and into their hair.

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Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/20/14 8:38 P

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You have walked 194.5 miles.
You have passed The eastern edge of Chetwood Forest.
It is 1.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 263.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

The next day they began to steer a steady course eastwards; and still all was quiet and peaceful. On the third day out from Bree they came out of the Chetwood. The land had been falling steadily, ever since they turned aside from the Road, and they now entered a wide flat expanse of country, much more difficult to manage. They were far beyond the borders of the Bree-land, out in the pathless wilderness, and drawing near to the Midge-water Marshes.

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7/19/14 8:03 P

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You have walked 189.5 miles.
You have passed The eastern edge of Chetwood Forest.
It is 6.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 268.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

The next day they began to steer a steady course eastwards; and still all was quiet and peaceful. On the third day out from Bree they came out of the Chetwood. The land had been falling steadily, ever since they turned aside from the Road, and they now entered a wide flat expanse of country, much more difficult to manage. They were far beyond the borders of the Bree-land, out in the pathless wilderness, and drawing near to the Midge-water Marshes.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/18/14 8:19 P

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You have walked 184.5 miles.
You have passed The eastern edge of Chetwood Forest.
It is 11.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 273.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

The next day they began to steer a steady course eastwards; and still all was quiet and peaceful. On the third day out from Bree they came out of the Chetwood. The land had been falling steadily, ever since they turned aside from the Road, and they now entered a wide flat expanse of country, much more difficult to manage. They were far beyond the borders of the Bree-land, out in the pathless wilderness, and drawing near to the Midge-water Marshes.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/17/14 11:15 P

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You have walked 180 miles.
You are at The eastern edge of Chetwood Forest.
It is 16 miles to the next landmark.
You have 458 miles to reach Rivendell.

The next day they began to steer a steady course eastwards; and still all was quiet and peaceful. On the third day out from Bree they came out of the Chetwood. The land had been falling steadily, ever since they turned aside from the Road, and they now entered a wide flat expanse of country, much more difficult to manage. They were far beyond the borders of the Bree-land, out in the pathless wilderness, and drawing near to the Midge-water Marshes.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
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7/16/14 8:31 P

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You have walked 484.6 miles.
You have passed Wild Country Path.
It is 40.4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 437.4 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

At the Ford of Bruinen they left the Road and turning southwards went on by narrow paths among the folded lands. Their purpose was to hold this course west of the Mountains for many miles and days. *** Be brave, travelers. The distances between landmarks are great for the next 200 miles. ***

~~~***~~~
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7/16/14 6:09 P

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You have walked 177 miles.
You have passed Abandoned robbers den.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 281 miles to reach Rivendell.

And now they're gone for robbers and live outside, hiding in the woods beyond Archet, and out in the wilds north-away. It's like a bit of the bad old times tales tell of, I say. It isn't safe on the road and nobody goes far, and folk lock up early. We have to keep watchers all round the fence and put a lot of men on the gates at nights.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
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7/15/14 8:20 P

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You have walked 174 miles.
You have passed Abandoned robbers den.
It is 6 miles to the next landmark.
You have 284 miles to reach Rivendell.

And now they're gone for robbers and live outside, hiding in the woods beyond Archet, and out in the wilds north-away. It's like a bit of the bad old times tales tell of, I say. It isn't safe on the road and nobody goes far, and folk lock up early. We have to keep watchers all round the fence and put a lot of men on the gates at nights.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/14/14 11:13 A

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You have walked 169 miles.
You have passed Chetwood Forest.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 289 miles to reach Rivendell.

Whether because of Strider's skill or for some other reason, they saw no sign and heard no sound of any other living thing all that day: neither two-footed, except birds; nor four-footed, except one fox and a few squirrels.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
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7/13/14 5:24 P

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You have walked 165 miles.
You have passed Chetwood Forest.
It is 7 miles to the next landmark.
You have 293 miles to reach Rivendell.

Whether because of Strider's skill or for some other reason, they saw no sign and heard no sound of any other living thing all that day: neither two-footed, except birds; nor four-footed, except one fox and a few squirrels.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/11/14 4:34 P

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You have walked 160.5 miles.
You have passed Bree.
It is 3.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 297.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

Bree was the chief village of the Bree-land, a small inhabited region, like an island in the empty lands round about. Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood. Lying round Bree-hill and the villages was a small country of fields and tamed woodland only a few miles broad.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 159 miles.
You have passed Bree.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 299 miles to reach Rivendell.

Bree was the chief village of the Bree-land, a small inhabited region, like an island in the empty lands round about. Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood. Lying round Bree-hill and the villages was a small country of fields and tamed woodland only a few miles broad.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/4/14 4:18 P

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You have walked 156 miles.
You have passed Bree.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 302 miles to reach Rivendell.

Bree was the chief village of the Bree-land, a small inhabited region, like an island in the empty lands round about. Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood. Lying round Bree-hill and the villages was a small country of fields and tamed woodland only a few miles broad.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 153 miles.
You have passed Bree.
It is 11 miles to the next landmark.
You have 305 miles to reach Rivendell.

Bree was the chief village of the Bree-land, a small inhabited region, like an island in the empty lands round about. Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood. Lying round Bree-hill and the villages was a small country of fields and tamed woodland only a few miles broad.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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7/1/14 11:54 A

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You have walked 483 miles.
You have passed Wild Country Path.
It is 42 miles to the next landmark.
You have 439 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

At the Ford of Bruinen they left the Road and turning southwards went on by narrow paths among the folded lands. Their purpose was to hold this course west of the Mountains for many miles and days. *** Be brave, travelers. The distances between landmarks are great for the next 200 miles. ***

~~~***~~~
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6/30/14 1:07 P

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You have walked 149 miles.
You have passed The Great East Road west of Bree.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 309 miles to reach Rivendell.

They climbed down and out of the dike and through a gap in the wall, and then Tom turned due north, for they had been bearing somewhat to the west. The land was now open and fairly level, and they quickened their pace, but the sun was already sinking low when at last they saw a line of tall trees ahead, and they knew that they had come back to the Road after many unexpected adventures. They galloped their ponies over the last furlongs, and halted under the long shadows of the trees. They were on the top of a sloping bank, and the Road, now dim as evening drew on, wound away below them. At this point it ran nearly from South-west to North-east, and on their right it fell quickly down into a wide hollow. It was rutted and bore many signs of the recent heavy rain; there were pools and pot-holes full of water. They rode down the bank and looked up and down. There was nothing to be seen. 'Well, here we are again at last!' said Frodo. 'I suppose we haven't lost more than two days by my short cut through the Forest! But perhaps the delay will prove useful - it may have put them off our trail.'

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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6/29/14 1:29 P

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You have walked 146 miles.
You have passed The Great East Road west of Bree.
It is 6 miles to the next landmark.
You have 312 miles to reach Rivendell.

They climbed down and out of the dike and through a gap in the wall, and then Tom turned due north, for they had been bearing somewhat to the west. The land was now open and fairly level, and they quickened their pace, but the sun was already sinking low when at last they saw a line of tall trees ahead, and they knew that they had come back to the Road after many unexpected adventures. They galloped their ponies over the last furlongs, and halted under the long shadows of the trees. They were on the top of a sloping bank, and the Road, now dim as evening drew on, wound away below them. At this point it ran nearly from South-west to North-east, and on their right it fell quickly down into a wide hollow. It was rutted and bore many signs of the recent heavy rain; there were pools and pot-holes full of water. They rode down the bank and looked up and down. There was nothing to be seen. 'Well, here we are again at last!' said Frodo. 'I suppose we haven't lost more than two days by my short cut through the Forest! But perhaps the delay will prove useful - it may have put them off our trail.'

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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6/28/14 1:26 P

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You have walked 143 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 1 miles to the next landmark.
You have 315 miles to reach Rivendell.

They heard of the Great Barrows, and the green mounds, and the stone-rings upon the hills and in the hollows among the hills. Sheep were bleating in flocks. Green walls and white walls rose. There were fortresses on the heights. Kings of little kingdoms fought together, and the young Sun shone like fire on the red metal of their new and greedy swords. There was victory and defeat; and towers fell, fortresses were burned, and flames went up into the sky. Gold was piled on the biers of dead kings and queens; and mounds covered them, and the stone doors were shut; and the grass grew over all. Sheep walked for a while biting the grass, but soon the hills were empty again. A shadow came out of dark places far away, and the bones were stirred in the mounds. Barrow-wights walked in the hollow places with a clink of rings on cold fingers, and gold chains in the wind.' Stone rings grinned out of the ground like broken teeth in the moonlight.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 141 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 317 miles to reach Rivendell.

They heard of the Great Barrows, and the green mounds, and the stone-rings upon the hills and in the hollows among the hills. Sheep were bleating in flocks. Green walls and white walls rose. There were fortresses on the heights. Kings of little kingdoms fought together, and the young Sun shone like fire on the red metal of their new and greedy swords. There was victory and defeat; and towers fell, fortresses were burned, and flames went up into the sky. Gold was piled on the biers of dead kings and queens; and mounds covered them, and the stone doors were shut; and the grass grew over all. Sheep walked for a while biting the grass, but soon the hills were empty again. A shadow came out of dark places far away, and the bones were stirred in the mounds. Barrow-wights walked in the hollow places with a clink of rings on cold fingers, and gold chains in the wind.' Stone rings grinned out of the ground like broken teeth in the moonlight.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 137 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 7 miles to the next landmark.
You have 321 miles to reach Rivendell.

They heard of the Great Barrows, and the green mounds, and the stone-rings upon the hills and in the hollows among the hills. Sheep were bleating in flocks. Green walls and white walls rose. There were fortresses on the heights. Kings of little kingdoms fought together, and the young Sun shone like fire on the red metal of their new and greedy swords. There was victory and defeat; and towers fell, fortresses were burned, and flames went up into the sky. Gold was piled on the biers of dead kings and queens; and mounds covered them, and the stone doors were shut; and the grass grew over all. Sheep walked for a while biting the grass, but soon the hills were empty again. A shadow came out of dark places far away, and the bones were stirred in the mounds. Barrow-wights walked in the hollow places with a clink of rings on cold fingers, and gold chains in the wind.' Stone rings grinned out of the ground like broken teeth in the moonlight.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 134 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 10 miles to the next landmark.
You have 324 miles to reach Rivendell.

They heard of the Great Barrows, and the green mounds, and the stone-rings upon the hills and in the hollows among the hills. Sheep were bleating in flocks. Green walls and white walls rose. There were fortresses on the heights. Kings of little kingdoms fought together, and the young Sun shone like fire on the red metal of their new and greedy swords. There was victory and defeat; and towers fell, fortresses were burned, and flames went up into the sky. Gold was piled on the biers of dead kings and queens; and mounds covered them, and the stone doors were shut; and the grass grew over all. Sheep walked for a while biting the grass, but soon the hills were empty again. A shadow came out of dark places far away, and the bones were stirred in the mounds. Barrow-wights walked in the hollow places with a clink of rings on cold fingers, and gold chains in the wind.' Stone rings grinned out of the ground like broken teeth in the moonlight.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 192 miles.
You have passed The eastern edge of Chetwood Forest.
It is 4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 266 miles to reach Rivendell.

The next day they began to steer a steady course eastwards; and still all was quiet and peaceful. On the third day out from Bree they came out of the Chetwood. The land had been falling steadily, ever since they turned aside from the Road, and they now entered a wide flat expanse of country, much more difficult to manage. They were far beyond the borders of the Bree-land, out in the pathless wilderness, and drawing near to the Midge-water Marshes.



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You have walked 131 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 1 miles to the next landmark.
You have 327 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 128 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 330 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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You have walked 122 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 10 miles to the next landmark.
You have 336 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

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You have walked 120 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 12 miles to the next landmark.
You have 338 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

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You have walked 118 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 340 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

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You have walked 116 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 16 miles to the next landmark.
You have 342 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

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You have walked 114 miles.
You have passed Old Man Willow.
It is 1 miles to the next landmark.
You have 344 miles to reach Rivendell.

After stumbling along for some way along the stream, they came quite suddenly out of the gloom. As if through a gate they saw the sunlight before them. Coming to the opening they found that they had made their way down through a cleft in a high steep bank, almost a cliff. At its feet was a wide space of grass and reeds; and in the distance could be glimpsed another bank almost as steep. A golden afternoon of late sunshine lay warm and drowsy upon the hidden land between. In the midst of it there wound lazily a dark river of brown water, bordered with ancient willows, arched over with willows, blocked with fallen willows, and flecked with thousands of faded willow-leaves. The air was thick with them, fluttering yellow from the branches; for there was a warm and gentle breeze blowing softly in the valley, and the reeds were rustling, and the willow-boughs were creaking.

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You have walked 479.6 miles.
You have passed Rivendell.
It is 0.4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 442.4 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought that he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved. He lay a little while longer looking at patches of sunlight on the wall, and listening to the sound of a waterfall.

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You have walked 477.6 miles.
You have passed Rivendell.
It is 2.4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 444.4 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought that he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved. He lay a little while longer looking at patches of sunlight on the wall, and listening to the sound of a waterfall.

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You have walked 112 miles.
You have passed Old Man Willow.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 346 miles to reach Rivendell.

After stumbling along for some way along the stream, they came quite suddenly out of the gloom. As if through a gate they saw the sunlight before them. Coming to the opening they found that they had made their way down through a cleft in a high steep bank, almost a cliff. At its feet was a wide space of grass and reeds; and in the distance could be glimpsed another bank almost as steep. A golden afternoon of late sunshine lay warm and drowsy upon the hidden land between. In the midst of it there wound lazily a dark river of brown water, bordered with ancient willows, arched over with willows, blocked with fallen willows, and flecked with thousands of faded willow-leaves. The air was thick with them, fluttering yellow from the branches; for there was a warm and gentle breeze blowing softly in the valley, and the reeds were rustling, and the willow-boughs were creaking.

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You have walked 475 miles.
You have passed Rivendell.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 447 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought that he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved. He lay a little while longer looking at patches of sunlight on the wall, and listening to the sound of a waterfall.

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You have walked 471 miles.
You have passed Rivendell.
It is 9 miles to the next landmark.
You have 451 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought that he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved. He lay a little while longer looking at patches of sunlight on the wall, and listening to the sound of a waterfall.

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You have walked 469 miles.
You have passed Rivendell.
It is 11 miles to the next landmark.
You have 453 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought that he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved. He lay a little while longer looking at patches of sunlight on the wall, and listening to the sound of a waterfall.

Of course, Shelleighbelle!! Start when you can!!

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I'd love to join this party on the walk to Rivendell! Is it too late? I can start tomorrow!
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You have walked 110 miles.
You are at Old Man Willow.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 458 miles to reach Rivendell.

After stumbling along for some way along the stream, they came quite suddenly out of the gloom. As if through a gate they saw the sunlight before them. Coming to the opening they found that they had made their way down through a cleft in a high steep bank, almost a cliff. At its feet was a wide space of grass and reeds; and in the distance could be glimpsed another bank almost as steep. A golden afternoon of late sunshine lay warm and drowsy upon the hidden land between. In the midst of it there wound lazily a dark river of brown water, bordered with ancient willows, arched over with willows, blocked with fallen willows, and flecked with thousands of faded willow-leaves. The air was thick with them, fluttering yellow from the branches; for there was a warm and gentle breeze blowing softly in the valley, and the reeds were rustling, and the willow-boughs were creaking.

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You have walked 108 miles.
You have passed The Bald Hill in the Old Forest.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
You have 350 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hobbits led their ponies up, winding round and round until they reached the top. There they stood and gazed about them. The air was gleaming and sunlit, but hazy; and they could not see to any great distance. Near at hand the mist was now almost gone; though here and there it lay in hollows of the wood, and to the south of them, out of a deep fold cutting right across the Forest, the fog still rose like steam or wisps of white smoke.

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I just want to bump this thread so I can remember it! I am definitely going to take this challenge!



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3/8/14-4/5/14 26 miles

You have walked 151 miles.
You have passed The Great East Road west of Bree.
It is 1 miles to the next landmark.
You have 307 miles to reach Rivendell.

They climbed down and out of the dike and through a gap in the wall, and then Tom turned due north, for they had been bearing somewhat to the west. The land was now open and fairly level, and they quickened their pace, but the sun was already sinking low when at last they saw a line of tall trees ahead, and they knew that they had come back to the Road after many unexpected adventures. They galloped their ponies over the last furlongs, and halted under the long shadows of the trees. They were on the top of a sloping bank, and the Road, now dim as evening drew on, wound away below them. At this point it ran nearly from South-west to North-east, and on their right it fell quickly down into a wide hollow. It was rutted and bore many signs of the recent heavy rain; there were pools and pot-holes full of water. They rode down the bank and looked up and down. There was nothing to be seen. 'Well, here we are again at last!' said Frodo. 'I suppose we haven't lost more than two days by my short cut through the Forest! But perhaps the delay will prove useful - it may have put them off our trail.'



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You have walked 105 miles.
You have passed The Bald Hill in the Old Forest.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 353 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hobbits led their ponies up, winding round and round until they reached the top. There they stood and gazed about them. The air was gleaming and sunlit, but hazy; and they could not see to any great distance. Near at hand the mist was now almost gone; though here and there it lay in hollows of the wood, and to the south of them, out of a deep fold cutting right across the Forest, the fog still rose like steam or wisps of white smoke.

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You have walked 146 miles.
You have passed The Great East Road west of Bree.
It is 6 miles to the next landmark.
You have 312 miles to reach Rivendell.

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You have walked 103 miles.
You have passed The Bald Hill in the Old Forest.
It is 7 miles to the next landmark.
You have 355 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hobbits led their ponies up, winding round and round until they reached the top. There they stood and gazed about them. The air was gleaming and sunlit, but hazy; and they could not see to any great distance. Near at hand the mist was now almost gone; though here and there it lay in hollows of the wood, and to the south of them, out of a deep fold cutting right across the Forest, the fog still rose like steam or wisps of white smoke.

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3.5 miles again today.

You have walked 144.5 miles.
You have passed The Great East Road west of Bree.
It is 7.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 313.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

They climbed down and out of the dike and through a gap in the wall, and then Tom turned due north, for they had been bearing somewhat to the west. The land was now open and fairly level, and they quickened their pace, but the sun was already sinking low when at last they saw a line of tall trees ahead, and they knew that they had come back to the Road after many unexpected adventures. They galloped their ponies over the last furlongs, and halted under the long shadows of the trees. They were on the top of a sloping bank, and the Road, now dim as evening drew on, wound away below them. At this point it ran nearly from South-west to North-east, and on their right it fell quickly down into a wide hollow. It was rutted and bore many signs of the recent heavy rain; there were pools and pot-holes full of water. They rode down the bank and looked up and down. There was nothing to be seen. 'Well, here we are again at last!' said Frodo. 'I suppose we haven't lost more than two days by my short cut through the Forest! But perhaps the delay will prove useful - it may have put them off our trail.'

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3.5 tonight.

You have walked 141 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 317 miles to reach Rivendell.

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You have walked 97 miles.
You have passed The Bonfire Glade.
It is 1 miles to the next landmark.
You have 361 miles to reach Rivendell.

'I don't know what stories you mean,' Merry answered. 'If you mean the old bogey-stories Fatty's nurses used to tell him, about goblins and wolves and things of that sort, I should say no. At any rate I don't believe them. But the Forest is queer. Everything in it is very much more alive, more aware of what is going on, so to speak, than things are in the Shire. And the trees do not like strangers. They watch you. They are usually content merely to watch you, as long as daylight lasts, and don't do much. Occasionally the most unfriendly ones may drop a branch, or stick a root out, or grasp at you with a long trailer. But at night things can be most alarming, or so I am told. I have only once or twice been in here after dark, and then only near the hedge. I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind. They do say the trees do actually move, and can surround strangers and hem them in. In fact long ago they attacked the Hedge: they came and planted themselves right by it, and leaned over it. But the hobbits came and cut down hundreds of trees, and made a great bonfire in the Forest, and burned all the ground in a long strip east of the Hedge. After that the trees gave up the attack, but they became very unfriendly. There is still a wide bare space not far inside where the bonfire was made.'

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Another 4 later in the afternoon. Guess I just really want to get away from the Barrow-Downs!

You have walked 137.5 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 6.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 320.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

Also, emoticon to SASSIFRASSTEA! Happy to have you with us!

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I am here to see if I am up for the challenge to walk with Sam and Frodo. I have walked 56.2 miles with them so far and have reached the area of the Marish with fields, meadows, hedges, gates, and drainage dikes.

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4 so far today.

You have walked 133.5 miles.
You have passed The Barrow-Downs.
It is 10.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 324.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

They heard of the Great Barrows, and the green mounds, and the stone-rings upon the hills and in the hollows among the hills. Sheep were bleating in flocks. Green walls and white walls rose. There were fortresses on the heights. Kings of little kingdoms fought together, and the young Sun shone like fire on the red metal of their new and greedy swords. There was victory and defeat; and towers fell, fortresses were burned, and flames went up into the sky. Gold was piled on the biers of dead kings and queens; and mounds covered them, and the stone doors were shut; and the grass grew over all. Sheep walked for a while biting the grass, but soon the hills were empty again. A shadow came out of dark places far away, and the bones were stirred in the mounds. Barrow-wights walked in the hollow places with a clink of rings on cold fingers, and gold chains in the wind.' Stone rings grinned out of the ground like broken teeth in the moonlight.

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5 today.

You have walked 129.5 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 2.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 328.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

I'm excited to get away from the House of Tom Bombadil tomorrow.

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A bit over 4 miles today.

You have walked 124.5 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 7.5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 333.5 miles to reach Rivendell.

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You have walked 91 miles.
You have passed The Bonfire Glade.
It is 7 miles to the next landmark.
You have 367 miles to reach Rivendell.

'I don't know what stories you mean,' Merry answered. 'If you mean the old bogey-stories Fatty's nurses used to tell him, about goblins and wolves and things of that sort, I should say no. At any rate I don't believe them. But the Forest is queer. Everything in it is very much more alive, more aware of what is going on, so to speak, than things are in the Shire. And the trees do not like strangers. They watch you. They are usually content merely to watch you, as long as daylight lasts, and don't do much. Occasionally the most unfriendly ones may drop a branch, or stick a root out, or grasp at you with a long trailer. But at night things can be most alarming, or so I am told. I have only once or twice been in here after dark, and then only near the hedge. I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind. They do say the trees do actually move, and can surround strangers and hem them in. In fact long ago they attacked the Hedge: they came and planted themselves right by it, and leaned over it. But the hobbits came and cut down hundreds of trees, and made a great bonfire in the Forest, and burned all the ground in a long strip east of the Hedge. After that the trees gave up the attack, but they became very unfriendly. There is still a wide bare space not far inside where the bonfire was made.'

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4 miles today.

You have walked 120.25 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 11.75 miles to the next landmark.
You have 337.75 miles to reach Rivendell.

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3/23/14 2:48 P

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3 miles yesterday and 4.5 miles today so far.

You have walked 116.25 miles.
You have passed The House of Tom Bombadil.
It is 15.75 miles to the next landmark.
You have 341.75 miles to reach Rivendell.

The grass under their feet was smooth and short, as if it had been mown or shaven. The eaves of the Forest behind were clipped, and trim as a hedge. The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above them on a further slope, they saw the twinkling lights of a house. Down again the path went, and then up again, up a long smooth hillside of turf, towards the light. Suddenly a wide yellow beam flowed out brightly from a door that was opened. There was Tom Bombadil's house before them, up, down, under hill. Behind it a steep shoulder of the land lay grey and bare, and beyond that the dark shapes of the Barrow-downs stalked away into the eastern night.

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3/23/14 1:55 P

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You have walked 86 miles.
You have passed The Bonfire Glade.
It is 12 miles to the next landmark.
You have 372 miles to reach Rivendell.

'I don't know what stories you mean,' Merry answered. 'If you mean the old bogey-stories Fatty's nurses used to tell him, about goblins and wolves and things of that sort, I should say no. At any rate I don't believe them. But the Forest is queer. Everything in it is very much more alive, more aware of what is going on, so to speak, than things are in the Shire. And the trees do not like strangers. They watch you. They are usually content merely to watch you, as long as daylight lasts, and don't do much. Occasionally the most unfriendly ones may drop a branch, or stick a root out, or grasp at you with a long trailer. But at night things can be most alarming, or so I am told. I have only once or twice been in here after dark, and then only near the hedge. I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind. They do say the trees do actually move, and can surround strangers and hem them in. In fact long ago they attacked the Hedge: they came and planted themselves right by it, and leaned over it. But the hobbits came and cut down hundreds of trees, and made a great bonfire in the Forest, and burned all the ground in a long strip east of the Hedge. After that the trees gave up the attack, but they became very unfriendly. There is still a wide bare space not far inside where the bonfire was made.'

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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3/22/14 2:57 P

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You have walked 15.34 miles.
You have passed Last View of Hobbiton.
It is 2.66 miles to the next landmark.
You have 442.66 miles to reach Rivendell.

As they began to climb its first slopes they looked back and saw the lamps in Hobbiton far off twinkling in the gentle valley of the Water. Soon it disappeared in the folds of the darkened land, and was followed by Bywater beside its grey pool. When the light of the last farm was far behind, peeping among the trees, Frodo turned and waved a hand in farewell.



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3/22/14 11:34 A

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You have walked 84 miles.
You have passed The Bonfire Glade.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 374 miles to reach Rivendell.

'I don't know what stories you mean,' Merry answered. 'If you mean the old bogey-stories Fatty's nurses used to tell him, about goblins and wolves and things of that sort, I should say no. At any rate I don't believe them. But the Forest is queer. Everything in it is very much more alive, more aware of what is going on, so to speak, than things are in the Shire. And the trees do not like strangers. They watch you. They are usually content merely to watch you, as long as daylight lasts, and don't do much. Occasionally the most unfriendly ones may drop a branch, or stick a root out, or grasp at you with a long trailer. But at night things can be most alarming, or so I am told. I have only once or twice been in here after dark, and then only near the hedge. I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind. They do say the trees do actually move, and can surround strangers and hem them in. In fact long ago they attacked the Hedge: they came and planted themselves right by it, and leaned over it. But the hobbits came and cut down hundreds of trees, and made a great bonfire in the Forest, and burned all the ground in a long strip east of the Hedge. After that the trees gave up the attack, but they became very unfriendly. There is still a wide bare space not far inside where the bonfire was made.'

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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3/21/14 8:43 P

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4.5 miles yesterday and this afternoon.

You have walked 108.75 miles.
You have passed The Bald Hill in the Old Forest.
It is 1.25 miles to the next landmark.
You have 349.25 miles to reach Rivendell.

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3/19/14 10:25 P

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[3 miles today.] Update! Got back on the treadmill, so make that 4.25!

You have walked 104.25 miles.
You have passed The Bald Hill in the Old Forest.
It is 5.75 miles to the next landmark.
You have 353.75 miles to reach Rivendell.

Edited by: LIZANNE115 at: 3/19/2014 (23:48)
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Haven't recorded any miles here since the middle of 2012, but I figure it's about time to continue on my little adventure!

I was at 91 miles, and I've walked/run about 9 miles in the past three days, so...

You have walked 100 miles.
You have passed The Bald Hill in the Old Forest.
It is 10 miles to the next landmark.
You have 358 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hobbits led their ponies up, winding round and round until they reached the top. There they stood and gazed about them. The air was gleaming and sunlit, but hazy; and they could not see to any great distance. Near at hand the mist was now almost gone; though here and there it lay in hollows of the wood, and to the south of them, out of a deep fold cutting right across the Forest, the fog still rose like steam or wisps of white smoke.

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3/17/14 11:19 P

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You have walked 82 miles.
You have passed The Bonfire Glade.
It is 16 miles to the next landmark.
You have 376 miles to reach Rivendell.

'I don't know what stories you mean,' Merry answered. 'If you mean the old bogey-stories Fatty's nurses used to tell him, about goblins and wolves and things of that sort, I should say no. At any rate I don't believe them. But the Forest is queer. Everything in it is very much more alive, more aware of what is going on, so to speak, than things are in the Shire. And the trees do not like strangers. They watch you. They are usually content merely to watch you, as long as daylight lasts, and don't do much. Occasionally the most unfriendly ones may drop a branch, or stick a root out, or grasp at you with a long trailer. But at night things can be most alarming, or so I am told. I have only once or twice been in here after dark, and then only near the hedge. I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind. They do say the trees do actually move, and can surround strangers and hem them in. In fact long ago they attacked the Hedge: they came and planted themselves right by it, and leaned over it. But the hobbits came and cut down hundreds of trees, and made a great bonfire in the Forest, and burned all the ground in a long strip east of the Hedge. After that the trees gave up the attack, but they became very unfriendly. There is still a wide bare space not far inside where the bonfire was made.'

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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3/16/14 6:44 P

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You have walked 464.52 miles.
You have passed Rivendell.
It is 15.48 miles to the next landmark.
You have 457.48 miles to reach Caras Galadon.

Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought that he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved. He lay a little while longer looking at patches of sunlight on the wall, and listening to the sound of a waterfall.

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Sarah
"It is not like Udolpho at all, but yet I think it is very entertaining."

Proud Member of Ravenclaw- The Challenge of Harry Potter.


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