Characters: Vardamir Nolimon and his grandchildren Elendil Parmaite (later King Tar-Elendil of Numenor) and Yavien
Book/Source: Unfinished Tales
Disclaimer: Tolkien invented the descendants of Elros; Himring set some of them talking.
Evening comes. Although Parmaite lights a candle, it is too dark to go on writing and soon too dark to read. But they remain, talking at random of this or that—of all the lore of Aman and Middle-earth, neither of which either of them has ever seen. They do not talk of Numenor—the land still seems so new it has not occurred to Vardamir that it, too, might have lore worth gathering and remembering…
The candle is half burnt down when they hear a light familiar step approaching along the portico.
Delighted and surprised, Parmaite cries out: “Yavien!”
A/N: It is said of Vardamir that "his chief love was for ancient lore, which he gathered from Elves and Men".