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Today in Middle-earth, February [28] 29

February 28, 2014 at 1:00 am by grammaboodawg  - 

3 Hunters pursue captured Merry PippinThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on February [28] 29th:

February 28, 2019 (S.R. 1419)

  • Éomer overtakes the Orcs just outside Fangorn (S.R. 1419)
  • The Hunters on the trail (S.R. 1419)
  • Merry, Pippin and Orcs (S.R. 1419)
  • Frodo and Sam make their way into Emyn Muil (S.R. 1419)
February 29, 2019 (S.R. 1419)
  • Meriadoc and Pippin escape and meet Treebeard
  • The Rohirrim attack at sunrise and destroy the orcs  
  • The Hunters continue their pursuit 
  • Frodo descends from the Emyn Muil and meets Gollum 
  • Gollum is captured by Frodo and Sam   
  • Faramir sees the funeral boat of Boromir

 

February 28, 3019 (S.R. 1419)

The Fellowship is splintered and on the move. 

1. Éomer overtakes the Orcs just outside Fangorn.

(from the appendices)

      “‘…we overtook the Orcs at nightfall…near the borders of the Entwood…’”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 48 TT)

2. The Hunters on the trail.

(not from the appendices)

      “Stooping Aragorn roused the Dwarf. ‘Come we must go… the scent is growing cold.’”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 35 TT)

3. Merry, Pippin and Orcs.

(not from the appendices)

      “Evil dreams and evil waking were blended into a long tunnel of misery, with hope growing ever fainter behind.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 36 TT)

4. Frodo and Sam make their way into Emyn Muil.

(not from the appendices)

      “They had almost lost count of the hours during which they had climbed and laboured among the barren slopes and stones…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 265 TT)

 

February 29, 3019 (S.R. 1419)

1. Meriadoc and Pippin escape and meet Treebeard.

(from the appendices)   

    “‘We have watched too long,’ said Merry.  ‘There’s Uglúk!  I don’t want to meet him again.’  The hobbits turned and fled deep into the shadows of the wood….”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 78 & 80 TT)

2. The Rohirrim attack at sunrise and destroy the orcs.

(from the appendices)

   “Uglúk was overtaken and brought to bay at the very edge of Fangorn…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 79 TT)

3. The Hunters continue their pursuit.

(not from the appendices)

     “As before Legolas was first afoot, if indeed he had ever slept.  ‘Awake!  Awake!’ he cried.  ‘It is a red dawn.’”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 36 TT)

4. Frodo descends from the Emyn Muil and meets Gollum

(from the appendices) 

     “…they did not notice that for several miles they had been going slowly but steadily downhill…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 268-278 TT)

5. Gollum is captured by Frodo and Sam.

(not from the appendices)

   “Sam looked and breathed in sharply through his teeth.  ‘Ssss!’ he said.  ‘That’s what it is.  It’s that Gollum!’”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 278-280 TT)  

6. Faramir sees the funeral boat of Boromir.

(from the appendices)

   “‘…that night all the world slept at the midnight hour.  Then I saw, glimmering grey, a small boat of a strange fashion with a high prow…’”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 347 TT)  

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February 29, 2004

1. Peter Jackson’s The Return of the King conquers the Academy Awards…

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