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An Elf? by KathyG

Author: Kathy G.
Title: An Elf?
Rating: G
Theme: Back to Middle-earth Month
Elements: The Shire
Summary: In Chapter 2: “The Shadow of the Past,” of The Fellowship of the Ring, it says, “He [Sam] believed he had once seen an elf in the woods, and still hoped to see more one day.” But when and where does that happen? In this pre-Quest double drabble, Sam sees an elf while taking a walk.
Word Count: 200

An Elf?

Sam wandered down the forest path. It was late-afternoon, and he’d finished his work for the day. An hour before, the Gaffer had strolled down to The Ivy Bush, and Marigold was spending the day at the Cotton farm near Bywater with her friend, Rosie. Sam had decided to take a walk in the woods.

Sam stopped to look around. It’s so beautiful out here, he thought. There’s nothing like the Shire.

Suddenly, a distant tall figure crossed the path far ahead. A faint glow emanated from his body. Long hair flowed from his scalp, and he wore a long, shimmering garment that Sam had never seen before.

Sam froze. He’d never seen anyone like that before. It was not a hobbit; that much was clear. He looked more like one of the Big Folk, and yet, he was not a Man.

The figure crossed the path and disappeared into the woods. Sam rubbed his eyes.

Was that an elf? he wondered. It must have been an elf.

If it was, then it was the first elf that Sam had ever seen. He turned to hurry back to the Hill. He couldn’t wait to tell Frodo what he had seen!


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 10th, 2015 02:11 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful moment for Sam! I liked this.
Mar. 10th, 2015 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! This would be a memory that Sam would cherish.
Mar. 10th, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
A really nice double drabble, dear! I love Sam's reaction.
Mar. 10th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Knowing Sam's love of elves, this is something he would relish.
Mar. 10th, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
How very wonderful for Sam! Delightful - I wonder if he'll ever meet that Elf again?
Mar. 10th, 2015 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hmm. That's a good question!
Mar. 10th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
Is it any wonder that Sam had such a fascination for the Elves with brief encounters such as this? *grins*
Mar. 10th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd say so! [grin]
Mar. 13th, 2015 05:42 am (UTC)
I am certain that he did see an elf, and that Frodo will share with him the tale of the first time HE saw one, too. What a special experience for a Hobbit, and this just might have sparked Sam's further fascination with tales about Elves.
Mar. 13th, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
It could well be. And I agree--it WOULD be a special experience for a hobbit!
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