curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Tree challenge - Mallorn.

Title: "Great oaks from tiny acorns grow..."
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Eldarion and his new governess.
Rating; G
Source: post LotR
For the Trees challenge - Mallorn.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

“So,” said the governess, “let us think a little more about your ‘A’ words.

“Acorn – how wonderful an acorn is; with time, soil and water it grows into an oak – the mightiest of trees.”

“No it isn’t,” said Eldarion, “the mightiest of trees, I mean.

“When I was small I visited my great-grandfather when he lived up a h-u-ge mallorn tree. It was much higher than Ecthalion’s tower and just as big around the base and…”

“The oak”, his governess said firmly, (trying not to imagine a great-grandfather who would live in a tree) “is the mightiest tree… in Gondor.”
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: trees: mallorn, character: other canon character
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