curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

And Walk They Did. Challenge; Taking to the Water, Log.

Challenge: Taking to the Water; log.
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: The Teleri
Rating: PG
Source: Silmarillion

“Walk!” we said, “or build your own ships.” And walk they did.

Perhaps they thought it better, or at least faster, than hewing down trees, shaping logs and planks, leaving them to season, then applying adze and saw, hammer and peg.

So many of them, though, and so ill prepared.

We, who had sailed north, could have told them it was all bitterness and ice. But they asked not and so we did not tell for, in honesty, although they were not those who had killed our fathers, brothers, sons, we had little love, then, for any of the Noldor.
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: taking to the water: log
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