Source: The Hobbit
Disclaimer: Tolkien wrote the book… PJ constructed the visual images – me? I’m just guessing at some unseen bits in between!
“Hammer out your problems, lad!”
Years ago the never-forgotten gruff voice had advised this solution... turning him towards the ‘prentices’ workshops and the racks of tools lining the walls. Be it a problem that required subtlety – take the small bob-hammers down and taptaptap out intricate chasing… until his mind focussed only on the deed and the plan of where to strike next. Or pick up the heaviest he could find to beat the living daylights out of some iron ingot ‘til metal and his temper were both flattened.
Today, his fingers hammered the map’s edge...
Yes. He would do it!