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Vagaries of Language. Pine Challenge.

Title: "Vagaries of Language."
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Eldarion and his new governess.
Rating; G
Source: post LotR
For the Trees challenge - Pine.
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.

Continuing the series of glimpses into life in Eldarion's classroom when he is a very little boy.

Vagaries of Language.

“But why?”

Firiel sometimes thought it was her young pupil’s favourite question.

“Why do we use the very same word for different things? Does it mean they’re connected to each other?”

As she considered her answer, Eldarion continued, “Is a pound weight just enough to pound leaves to a paste? Do pine trees fret for their friends?”

“What do you think?” his governess asked, meaning ‘are the words really related?’

Eldarion, however, answered a different question.

“I don’t think they are clever enough; they don’t seem to be very bright trees.” He looked thoughtful. “I know! I’ll ask Uncle Legolas…”
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: trees: pine, character: eldarion, character: oc
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