curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Challenge; Bolt. Another Question of Linguistics

This week I have returned to another pair of characters for the drabble...

Title: "Another Question of Linguistics"
Challenge; Bolt
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Eldarion & Firiel, his governess
Rating: G
Source: LotR

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.

"Another Question of Linguistics"

“Firiel…” said Eldarion in a puzzled voice, “do you think there are too may words in the world – or not enough?”

‘Sometimes’, Firiel thought, ‘it pays to play them at their own game.’

“Why?” she asked out loud.

“Well, when I have to learn how to spell them, there seem to be far too many of them.”

Firiel waited.

“But then today, Naneth told me not to bolt my food…”

“I should think not!” Firiel said.

“But which ‘bolt’ did she mean? It was hard enough when Uncle Faramir said not to bolt the stable after the horse had bolted…”
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: ironmongery: bolt, character: eldarion, character: firiel
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