Title: The Lord of Silver Fountains Shall Come Into His Own
Characters: Bard the Bowman
Source: The Hobbit
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit
Grim they once called me, grudging that I see clearly and speak straight; but I shot straight too, when the moment came.
Turning southwards, Bard gazes down Celduin towards the Long Lake: there, beyond even his keen sight, jut Laketown’s ruined timbers; there in the dark depths Smaug’s carcass rots, jewels slowly dropping from his hide to sink into the mud.
One day soon we’ll dive for them; and then the Worm’s plunder shall make Dale fairer yet.
(The title is a line from the Lakemen’s song in Chapter 10 of The Hobbit, where it actually refers to Thorin; but since Gloin tells Frodo in LoTR “You should see the waterways of Dale, Frodo, and the fountains, and the pools!” it seemed perfectly appropriate for Bard too.)