Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Mealtimes challenge - Daymeal - 'Over the Waters': Kortiriom

Title: Over the Waters
Author: Kortirion
Character: A Northerner
Rating: G
Source: Pre-Ring War
Disclaimer: Tolkien discovered Middle-earth and all who dwell therein.


It was custom in the North to stand at table before the daymeal and pass our beakers of wine or beer over the water-bowls. A solemnly muttered rumble of ‘over the waters, over the sea’ would sound, followed by a moments silence before all sat to eat.

The Standing Silence of Gondor was new to me, it took me by surprise. One may imagine the looks askance – why, my face was red as the wine!

Later, the Steward quietly motioned me aside to enquire of the custom. He nodded in understanding... but I doubt his son Denethor ever forgave me.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: mealtimes: daymeal, character: ?
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