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Marigold's Tale Challenge 37 - Cultural Exchanges In Gondor by Llinos and Marigold

Feb. 4th, 2007

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The hobbits come across some unexpected things during their stay in Gondor...



Cultural Exchanges In Gondor
Ten Double Drabbles by Marigold and Llinos
Beta by Llinos and Marigold



“Don’t look Pippin”! To emphasise the command Merry pinched his younger cousin. Hard. His own eyes were tightly closed, his face red. Pippin shifted away, ignoring him. Merry risked a glare.

Pippin didn’t even notice. Eyes and jaw wide open he stared at the whirling dancers. A shimmery veil floated gracefully down, into Merry’s lap. He groaned, hastily shutting his eyes again. Pippin must have found it rather difficult to ignore the sharp jab of Merry’s elbow, but he managed.

Another pinch. “Pippin!”

“Merry, don’t be a prude!” Merry opened his eyes, surprised, for the whisper came from Frodo. His elder cousin was watching the gyrating women from Harad with undisguised appreciation.

“Frodo!” Merry hissed in disbelief. “They’re practically naked!”

“They are that.” This from Sam, who though his face was as red as Merry’s was obviously enjoying himself. Merry’s own jaw dropped. Sam? Enjoying something so…so improper! He forced himself to glance at the dark graceful women. Oh my!

“Think of it as learning something about a different culture,” Frodo suggested helpfully.

“You’ll never see the like again Mister Merry,” whispered Sam. Pippin offered no opinion at all, a statement in itself.

“Well, if you put it that way…”

*****

“I can’t eat these!” Pippin whispered desperately.

Merry stared at him, never having heard these words uttered by this cousin. “Whyever not?”

“It’s got legs for one thing.”

“So have chickens. You like chicken. “ Merry peeled one of his own, carefully copying Legolas. He took a bite and his face lit up. “It’s good Pip!”

Pippin stared at his own plate, wavering. “But it’s got eyes. And don’t tell me that chickens have eyes, because they aren’t still staring at me when they’re brought to the table.”

“You’re right.” Merry peeled another. “I’ll eat them Pip, if you don’t want yours.”

“They’re that good?” Pippin tentatively reached for a prawn, then dropped his hand, defeated.

Merry pulled his cousin’s plate a little closer. “Delicious!”

Pippin couldn’t watch as Merry peeled the disgusting covering off one of the things. Suddenly a pinkish morsel was thrust under his nose. “Here.”

It didn’t look bad at all now. Pippin accepted the morsel, nibbled at it tentatively.

“Oh, that’s wonderful!” He was almost sorry he had given them away. Almost. His plate reappeared then, the ugly grey bug-like things replaced with the pinkish delicacies. Pippin grinned, picking up his fork.

“Thank you Merry!”

*****

"Gosh look at the size of this one Merry!" Pippin picked up the source of his amazement and spread it across his face. He drew a deep breath. "Mmmm! Nice smell!"

"Don't do that!" Merry sighed in exasperation, "I might need it." He bent back to his task, clenching his tongue between his teeth with concentration, as delicate fingers manipulated the material.

"What's this honeycomb box for?" Frodo poked at the weird accumulation on the table.

"This is egg white, isn't it?" Pippin licked the substance off his fingertips, then pulled a face.

"No," Merry, groaned, "it's called guar gum, and don't eat it Pip."

"What are you doing?" Sam frowned, "it seems like an awful waste. It'll all get dried out."

"Something I picked up in a little emporium down in the sixth circle." With the scissors Merry snipped away the end of his masterpiece. "There – perfect!"

"What is it?" Sam scratched his head.

"You go first Fro," Merry declared, "as the eldest cousin and Ringbearer."

Frodo looked perplexed as Merry handed him the brown cylinder. "What do I do with it?"

Merry took the burning candle from the table. "You smoke it of course – it's called a cigar!"

*****

“There’s a fine looking inn. Shall we stop for an ale?”

”Not that one Sam!” A red-faced Pippin caught him by the elbow, hurrying him along.

“Why not that one?” Sam asked, bewildered.

Merry grinned. “Pippin had a rather embarrassing encounter there the other day.”

“To say the least!”

Merry smirked. “One of the serving lasses invited him upstairs to ‘sample her wares’”.

“I thought that she meant that she’d made some crumpets or something.”

“Not that she was a bit of crumpet!” Merry laughed. He grinned at Pippin’s innocence as they passed from the Third Circle into the Fourth, nodding as the Guards saluted them.

Sam looked from Merry to Pippin in confusion. “What do you mean?”

“When we got upstairs she started to unlace her bodice! I must have looked horrified because she said, ‘Don’t worry, it’ll be a fair price for a hero of the Realm’”!

“A fair price for what?”

Merry waggled his eyebrows suggestively. Sam’s jaw dropped. “You’re joking? They charge for that? What did you do Mister Pippin?”

“What do you think he did Sam! He ran!”

Pippin sniffed indignantly. “No, I gave her my regrets with great dignity and aplomb. Then I ran!”

*****

What shall I do if I can't drink it Mister Frodo?" Sam looked on anxiously as his master carefully combed his foothair. "Last time it tasted like gnat's, if you take my meaning."

"They do make tea differently here Sam," Frodo examined his neatly groomed feet, "but Queen Arwen might be offended if you refused her gracious invitation."

"I don't mind the tea being weak," Pippin surrendered patiently as Merry straightened his dress uniform. "But they don't even put milk in it!"

"You can have lemon instead," Merry suggested, "That's quite nice. I may even take a few of those lemon fruits back with us. We can grow a tree from the pips."

"It wouldn't be so bad, if they at least warmed the pot," Sam grumbled, "I wish Queen Arwen would let me make the tea, at least we'd get a decent cuppa."

"Sam!" Frodo put on his stern face, "You are a guest and guests do their duty – no matter how disgusting the tea tastes!"

"You don't like it either!" Pippin was triumphant at having finally cracked Frodo's impeccable adherence to protocol.

"That's beside the point, although," Frodo admitted, "I could murder for a decent cup of char!"

*****

"But there's such a lot of it! Where does it all come from?" Sam felt a little apprehensive and rather smaller than usual.

"Well it certainly is impressive!" Frodo observed, also not too sure about the crashing, thundering white crests.

Pippin was more enthusiastic "It's lovely! Can we sleep right here on this sand, it's really soft and level."

"I wouldn't if I were you!" Gandalf chortled into his beard, "You'll get rather wet."

"But the ocean is right over there," Pippin protested. "We can watch it beneath the stars."

"You'll be watching it beneath your hairy feet if you stay there." Gandalf was not ready to start a long explanation about winds and tides. "It moves about you know."

"What, like the Ents?" Merry suggested.

"Hmm!" Gandalf agreed, "something like that."

"Why're there no flowers and such?" Sam was baffled, "With all this water you'd think it would be blooming."

"It's not that kind of water Sam, it's very…" Gandalf suddenly caught sight of Merry and Pippin both dipping their hands into a rock pool. "Don't drink that!" He thundered.

"Eowwwchhh!" They spat simultaneously.

"Eeow! Gandalf, someone's put salt in it!" Pippin complained, "Who would do such a thing?"

*****

“Is supper ready yet Sam?” Merry sauntered into the kitchen, where he supposed that Sam would be happily bustling about.

Instead Sam was perched on a high stool, sadly watching what looked to be a pot of boiling water. “No sir, it ain’t. And it don’t look like it ever will be.”

“Whatever is wrong? What are you making?”

Sam frowned. “Not-making you mean.” He gestured to a pile of what looked like long golden straws. “They sent this stuff down from Strider’s kitchen. A delicacy called faghetti or summat. I made a nice cheese sauce, like they suggested, but I can’t figure out how to cook the things!”

Merry looked at the golden straws curiously, then at the pot. “How do you fit them in there?”

“Exactly! It’s the biggest pot I’ve got and nowhere near long enough.”

“Oh. I suppose breaking them up wouldn’t work?”

“I don’t want to spoil them. They’re specially-made to be long.”

Merry considered the problem, then brightened. He took a handful of the faghetti, lowering them longwise into the boiling water where the ends began to soften. Sam gasped in comprehension.

“Mister Merry, you’re a wonder!”

Merry laughed. “No Sam, just very hungry!”

*****

“That’s never an egg!” Pippin stared at the object in Sam’s hands.

Sam beamed. “It’s an egg sure enough.”

“Then what a bird,” breathed Merry. The thing was bigger than one of his mother’s hens. “Wherever did you get it?”

Sam laid the egg reverently back into its box. “At a curiosity shop on the Second level. There’re all sorts of queer things just jumbled about.”

“We’ll have to pay this shop a visit,” declared Frodo, touching the egg carefully. “Do they have any books?”

“They do indeed sir, some as queer as this here egg. There’s one as has a picture of the sort of bird that laid this, a great creature the shopkeeper called an ossridge.”

Merry and the others looked intrigued. “I never heard of such Sam. What manner of bird is it?”

“As tall as Legolas Mister Merry, and twice as fast and almost as deadly I’ll warrant. Down in Khand they race them the man said.”

Pippin whistled. “That’d be something to see!”

“It’s going to be hard to get home without breaking,” Frodo commented.

Sam grinned mischievously. “Yes, but it’ll be worth it. Imagine Marigold’s face when she finds it under her champion hen!”

*****

"Aie!" Sam jumped in his chair as the loud report exploded behind him. "What was that?"

"Don't know, it sounded like one of Gandalf's firecrackers," Pippin looked hopefully up and down the long table.

"Not indoors," Merry admonished, "remember Gandalf's lecture about fireworks and confined spaces?"

"Just ask if you need to know something," Frodo said logically, "that's what Aragorn told us."

Sam turned beetroot, "Not sure I'd know what to ask exactly."

Pippin came to his rescue and, climbing from his chair, caught the server's sleeve. "Excuse me, are there to be fireworks? For my colleague and I…" Pippin nodded towards Meriadoc, who was grinning broadly, "we have some considerable experience in the operation of pyrotechnics and would gladly offer our expertise."

"Your pardon Sir Knight," the man bowed deferentially, "I know nothing of these things of which you speak."

"That loud bang," Pippin explained, "we thought it was fireworks."

The server smiled, "Oh the popping sound!" He produced a fat bottle with a cork wired firmly to the neck. "It's just the Steward’s special vintage being opened." He popped the cork and filled Sam's long stemmed glass.

Sam sniffed and tasted, "fizzy wine! Now I've seen it all!"

*****

"Mister Frodo!"

"Right here Sam." Frodo chuckled as Sam gingerly felt his way over and sat next to him on the marble slab.

"It's thicker than the fog on the Barrow Downs," Sam gasped, "and more choking."

"Ahhh!" Merry sighed, "but it's so hot and the steam really clears your tubes."

"And this heat is filled with healing balm," Frodo stretched and wiggled his toes. "Just relax Sam and breathe deeply."

"Seems a queer sort of a bath," Sam drew a suspicious half breath, "'specially with your towel on and all."

"Merry! Frodo!" Pippin's beaming face emerged through the steam, "Wait till you get to the next room – it's wonderful!"

"Why? What happens in there?" Frodo sighed, "I doubt there is anything to equal the delights of this heat!"

"There is!" Pippin insisted. "In there, they lie you on a flat table and rub delicious smelling warm oil all over your body."

"Really?" Merry's ears pricked up with interest. "Then what?"

"Then they pummel the oil into your naked skin," Pippin grinned, "I mean all over - everywhere!"

“Everywhere?” Merry gasped, eyes wide.

"They offered to do me twice!" Pippin declared, "on account of my size."

"They?"

"Lasses, Merry! Lasses!"



The End (for now!)

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From:pippinfan1
Date:February 4th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
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ROTFL!!! I lost count of how many times I fell out of my chair laughing! Oh, I LOVED the Crumpet story--the belly-dancers--the ossridge egg....okay, I loved them ALL! The shrimp story was sweet, the Sundering Seas...the uncorking of the bubbly... Oh, and can't forget Sauna Pippin, lol! These were all adorable, hilarious, sweet...I can't wait for more!

PF
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 4th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Thanks T! We had a lot of fun doing these and have a list of unused ones that we didn't have time to write for this Challenge. Hopefully we will be able to! I love the image of the lads wandering around Gondor confronted with such strange and marvelously unfamiliar things!
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
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Glad you enjoyed them, because it was a bit of a rush to get them finished. Why do we always leave it to the last minute?

Oh wait a bit! They're not finished, although I suppose we'll need another deadline to write some more.

Thanks for enjoying them though - that's always a good inspiration!
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From:shirebound
Date:February 4th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
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I do love cultural exchanges, especially when hobbits are sharing their different viewpoints on what they're experiencing! But this little passage is so full of love, I just had to highlight it...

His plate reappeared then, the ugly grey bug-like things replaced with the pinkish delicacies. Pippin grinned, picking up his fork.

“Thank you Merry!”
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 4th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Thank you Shirebound! That was taken in part from an experience I once had myself; I was out with an acquaintance and we ordered a plate of prawns and I didn't expect them to look like prawns! Ugh! I couldn't bring myself to peel them or even look at the plate. She ate them all, and was welcome to them! : )
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
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I'm glad marigoldg wrote this one, because it squicked my vegetarian sensibilities to the core! Yuk! I'm with Pippin on this!

:D

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From:slightlytookish
Date:February 4th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Heehee! This is a great series of vignettes. I loved getting to see how the hobbits reacted to their new experiences. It's wonderful seeing them enjoy themselves as well.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 4th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
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They had to have some fun on their adventure! Thanks ST! Glad that you liked these!
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
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Thanks ST! I hope they enjoyed themselves, although the lack of good tea was a little sad - I know - I've been there!
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From:pearltook1
Date:February 4th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
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No wonder you wanted the cultural exchange Challenge! These are awesome, hilarious, and totally spot on! I love the one about the tea. I know I make it all wrong. And the ones with the ladies, both the dancers and Pippin's acquaintence . . . Woo!

Thank you for all the smiles :-)
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 4th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Hee hee! I may have already had a couple of mine written when I set this particular Challenge : D

Glad that you liked these, we had a lot of fun doing them!
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
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Well Pearl, remind knittedmerry to give you some serious tea-making lessons in September! He makes a mean cuppa! (That is, he directs the making of a mean cuppa!)

Glad you liked them!
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From:pearltook1
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
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I will do that! It will be wonderful to learn from an acknowledged herbmaster. Well . . . an acknowledged everything master!

I loved them :-)
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From:grey_wonderer
Date:February 4th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Each one more amusing than the last! I loved this line from Pippin's encounter with the 'lady for hire'.

(Pippin sniffed indignantly. “No, I gave her my regrets with great dignity and aplomb. Then I ran!”)

and this had me laughing like crazy for some reason:


("That's beside the point," Frodo admitted, "although I could murder for a decent cup of char!") The hobbits discussion on proper tea and how it should be served cracked me up completely.


Pippin concern about who might have put salt in the water, Merry's cigar, and Sam's plan for the Ossridge egg, were all delightful but the topper is Pippin's line on the very last one.

("They offered to do me twice!" Pippin declared, "on account of my size.")
It will be weeks before I'm over that one! Bravo!




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From:marigoldg
Date:February 5th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
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Thanks GW, for such a nice review! I am so glad that we made you laugh, it is nice to return the favour!

"They offered to do me twice!" Pippin declared, "on account of my size." is a brilliant line and it is Liza's! And I love her ending as well!


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From:grey_wonderer
Date:February 5th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
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LOL This is proof that size really does matter! Liza had me laughing like a crazy person on that line of Pippin's.

You both did a grand job on this one! I was so sorry not to be able to write anything this time. I hate my job. Have I mentioned that? But I am trying desperately to keep it because of all that lovely time off for the Moot.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
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We both missed having a GW story for the Challenge, but sometimes RL has to take precedence : ) And it is very important that you have all of that lovely time off for the Moot and Shire!
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
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I loved marigoldg's "bit o' crumpet too! But really, you know you shouldn't laugh at the v.serious business of making tea! We Brits consider it an art form!

As to the sauna, I wonder what Merry's reaction was? He probably negotiated a half price deal, on account of being a halfling. And Sam? If he ever got that far? I think I'd be too embarrassed for him to write that. He probably hung on to that towel pretty tenaciously!

Thanks for laughing (except about the tea of course) makes all the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile. :D


Sigh - another day down the double drabble mine!

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From:grey_wonderer
Date:February 6th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
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I am looking forward to some British tea at the moot. Oh, and scones and crumpets as well. You will have to reform me. I actually put ice in my tea, no sugar, but lots of ice. Very American, iced tea. I also drink hot tea but I am quite certain that I am missing some of the total experience. I do hope I am not asked to leave the country! I may need tea drinking lessons. Do they offer those?
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 6th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
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And you also have to have treacle tart with custard, cottage pie, fish and chips (but without the mushy peas!), ale, a curry, Christmas pudding, blancmange, Marmite (on second thought not Marmite!), boiled egg and soldiers, at least one English breakfast, sausage and mash, and ginger wine!
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From:grey_wonderer
Date:February 8th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
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I'm going to gain 20 pounds on this trip, aren't I? LOL
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From:lilybaggins
Date:February 4th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
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That was wonderful! Really, Gondor must have been such a shock to the hobbits---in some ways pleasant and some not.

Enjoyed this greatly.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 5th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
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Thank you Lily, I am so glad that you enjoyed this!
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
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Yes, poor lads! Dancing girls, champagne, cigars, sea breezes, exotic food, sauna and massage, to say nothing of ladies of easy virtue! Very hard for a hobbit to take, without a decent cup of tea!

Glad you liked them.
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From:dreamflower02
Date:February 5th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
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Oh, these were so funny! My favorite parts were Sam's plans for the "ossridge" egg, and Pippin's line:

"They offered to do me twice!" Pippin declared, "on account of my size."
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From:llinos
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
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Who would have thought Sam had such a wicked sense of humour!

Pippin, on the other hand, thought he'd got the bargain of the year!

Glad to have made you giggle.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 6th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
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I think that Merry and Pippin are finally starting to rub off on Sam! And Pippin's line was brilliant (just like Liza!)!
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From:gamgeefest
Date:February 5th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
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"Eeow! Gandalf, someone's put salt in it!" Pippin complained, "Who would do such a thing?"

LOL. Now that was funny! :D

Also enjoyed Pippin's account of his adventure with the serving lass. And I share his disgust of the prongs.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks GamgeeFest! Glad that you liked these!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 5th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)

From Elemmírë

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The first one had me LOL! I LOVED it!!!! Especially how Frodo and Sam didn't think anything wrong with experiencing the new culture the Harad women had to offer. And Pippin's lack of opinion! ROTFL!

How sweet of Merry to remove the eyes, skin, etc from Pippin's seafood for him.

Now why can I suddenly picture our favorite hobbits sitting with their feet up, smoking cigars, and perhaps playing cards? LOL!

Pippin and the serving wench (I mean lass). *snort* Somehow I think Merry's version is the right one and Pippin ran for it. I can see poor Faramir or Aragorn having to explain to sweet Sam that only certain types of women require payment for that.

Ahh yes, I've felt like that many times before in different parts of the country enough times to realize that there are just certain foods that I will NEVER eat outside of New England where they are made in the proper fashion!

LOL! Cute! The innocent hobbits are introduced to the beach! (And I like that Gandalf was the one to show them)

Hunger is the neccessity of invention! I wonder when Sam will realize that it's much easier just to break the 'faghetti'?

Sam's been hanging out with Frodo and his mischevous cousins too long! Although it is a good one to pull on Marigold. Hmm, ostriches ... you two may have just added to my idea list for a future story regarding the tales of Hildifons & Isengar.

ROTFL! A spa in Minas Tirith!

These were all very wonderful double drabbles, ladies. I thank ye heartily for all the laughs :D

~Elemmírë~
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)

Re: From Elemmírë

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Thanks so much Elemmírë! We had a lot of fun writing them and I am glad that you liked them and that they made you laugh!
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From:garnet_took
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
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These were wonderful. I loved so many things about them that I can't begin to name them all. Pippin's last comment left me grinning from ear to ear.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Glad that you liked them Garnet, thanks for telling us so! Liza wrote that last one and I nearly fell off of my seat over Pippin's last couple of comments!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 7th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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That was delightful! They all made me laugh at various moments but I think my favorite was the shrimp. The reasons Pippin gave are exactly why my sister won't eat shrimp. Poor Sam trying to make dinner with that very odd "faghetti". Also the one about the hobbits complaining about the tea was great! No doubt Queen Arwen thinks she is giving them the very best and they think it tastes like gnats! Thank you for the laugh!

Hai Took
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Thank you Hai, I'm so glad that these made you laugh!
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From:danachan
Date:February 7th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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I laughed so much, reading this, I did.

Pippin sniffed indignantly. "No, I gave her my regrets with great dignity and aplomb. Then I ran!"

Heeee. That one made me pretty breathless, though.

"They offered to do me twice!" Pippin declared, "on account of my size."

Well, that once was great as well.

Thanks for the laughs!
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Dana! I love it when folks let me know that something I worked on made them laugh! : )

How are all of your back Challenge stories coming along my preciousss?
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From:danachan
Date:February 10th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
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I have not done anything with them yet, I'm afraid. But that does not mean I won't ever, and hopefully 'ever' won't be as far off as it sounds.
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the lovely comments Pipkin! There will be more at some point, we have a whole list yet!
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From:ceshaughnessy
Date:February 8th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Ladies,Wow, what else can I add here that hasn't already been said? What a totally amazing, creative series of tales - LOVED it! Such amusing lines, enough to make me laugh aloud all the way through, hehe! I do hope you continue it!
Cathleen
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Cathleen, it's wonderful to know that we made you laugh!
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From:marigoldg
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)

Re: invitation to all your lovely writers

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That's a lovely idea Pipkin. Folks probably won't see your invitiation in this particular spot though, so I will announce it on my Recs Page for you this weekend : )

Hugs,

Marigold
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From:maniac1
Date:February 11th, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
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LOL! These were so funny, I was laughing right out loud! I love humorous hobbit stories....they are so naive, and experiencing anything new is always full of funny events.