Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

The Proverb of Agur

Title: The Proverb of Agur
Author: annmarwalk
Character: Young Faramir
Warning: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed for 100 words.
A/N: For the “Searching” challenge. Agur’s words have come down to us in Proverbs 31:19.

The Proverb of Agur

Faramir was single-minded in his search for understanding.

He studied grandsires and granddames, years married: did they still smile into each other’s eyes? He watched husbands and wives, bustling with children: did they still delight in each other’s touch? He spied on soldiers and maids, flirting in the marketplace: did they speak, and understand, without words?

Frustrated, he remembered the proverb of Agur the Sage:

Four things are beyond my understanding:
An eagle in the sky;
A snake on a rock;
A ship on the sea;
A man with a maid.

If the Sage did not understand, how could he?
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