Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The covers of this book were too damn close together.

"At last they rode over the downs and took the East Road, and then Merry and Pippin rode on to Buckland and already they were singing again as they went. But Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up the Hill, as day was ending once more. And he went on, and there was yellow light, and fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was expected. And Rose drew him in, and set him in his chair, and put little Elanor upon his lap.

He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back,' he said.
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23 comments:

Carteach0 said...

Very happy to hear it, too.

Bob said...

Gotta agree with that.

Keads said...

Glad you had a good time and a safe trip.

og said...

Glad you're safe home.

mikee said...

Reminds me of James Agee's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, which ends thusly:

After a little I am taken in and put to bed. Sleep, soft smiling, draws me unto her: and those receive me, who quietly treat me, as one familiar and well-beloved in that home: but will not, oh, will not, not now, not ever; but will not ever tell me who I am.

Sport Pilot said...

There and Back Again...

Old NFO said...

Glad you made it back okay!

DirtCrashr said...

May Cthulhu caress your pillow with foetid dreams of tentacles and vines.

Robin said...

The Scouring of the Shire went well?

Chris said...

We'll always have the appendices.

RobertM said...

I know the feeling.

Jeffro said...

Cats glad to see ya?

Farm.Dad said...

Glad You made it back home without any undue drama. Come back to see us anytime you can .

phlegmfatale said...

Thanks for the update. I was anxious to hear of your safe arrival at home. It was grand meeting you, and I hope to see you again very soon.

TrueBlueSam said...

Thirty years ago, when the Mrs was carrying Zeke, I read The Hobbit to her. She liked that a lot, and I started on The Fellowship Of The Ring for her. That lasted one evening. I came home from work the next day and she wouldn't let me have "Her Precious" to read. She was already 1/3 of the way through it. I got to read the books after she was done with them.

Frank W. James said...

You have lived here long enough now to know the heartfelt meaning of the words...."Back Home Again In Indiana".

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Farmmom said...

So glad to hear you made it home safely. I can't help but worry about everyone till I know they are home safe and sound.
Come see us anytime, you really don't have to wait till the next Blogorado. :)


Note: See I am reading your blog now LOL

kishnevi said...

For Mikee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1I1WMCX0rU
(Part I, and there's a link to Part II).
Tam--Welcome home. Hopefully you won't need to be like Sherlock Holmes, when he complained that the criminal element always seemed to get more active the moment they knew he was out of town.

Cond0010 said...

Welcome back, Eowyn. :)

Christina LMT said...

Glad to see you made it back, safe and sound. I'll echo Phlegmmy here and say how wonderful it was to meet you, and a privilege to watch you shoot.

Ken said...

Welcome back. Glad you're safe. Kin-strife in Gondor is expected daily. :-)

I read The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham to my sons as bedtime stories.

"Give us your crown!" Heh.

Anonymous said...

Where ever you go, there you are - Buckaroo Banzai.

wv - nesto, yep.

westofthewest said...

Hobbits, ya gotta love 'em