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elf-esteem:A charming scene of the Noldor Elves, led by Gildor,…

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A charming scene of the Noldor Elves, led by Gildor, and the Hobbits, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin, from The Fellowship of the Ring:

   ‘Hail, Frodo!’ he cried. ‘You are abroad late.  Or are you perhaps lost?’  Then he called aloud to the others, and all the company stopped and gathered round.

   ‘This is indeed wonderful!’ they said. ‘Three hobbits in a wood at night! We have not seen such a thing since Bilbo went away.  What is the meaning of it?’

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Reader: The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 18 “Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin”

Reader deep thought: When even the sons of Fëanor were less inclined to march on Angband than Fingolfin, the time the Noldor were having in Middle-earth must be fantastic. But the bigger wonder was the notion of futilty in their struggle against Morgoth did not cross the Elves’ minds. Nor did the Edain understand the magnitude, longevity of his grudge bearing. Escalation was a horrible thing to behold: Dagor Bragollach, number four in the Beleriand War Collection was more terrible, expansive, and devastating in its reach than the preceding three.
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