Meeting with the Elves by pxp

Meeting with the Elves

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Added: Sep 05, 2014
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'At the south end of the greensward there was an opening. There the green floor ran into the wood, and formed a wide space like a hall, roofed by the boughs of trees. Their great trunks ran like pillars down each side. In the middle there was a wood-fire blazing, and upon the tree-pillars torches with lights of gold and silver were burning steadily. The Elves sat around the fire upon the grass or upon the sawn rings of old trunks. Some went to and fro bearing cups and pouring drinks; others brought food on heaped plates and dishes.
'This is poor fare' they said to the hobbits; 'for we are lodging in the greenswood far from our halls. If ever you are guests at home, we will treat you better.
'It seems to me good enough for a birthday-party' said Frodo.
Pippen afterwards recalled little of either food or drink, for his mind was filled with the light upon the elf-faces, and the sound of voices so various and so beautiful that he felt in a waking dream. But he remembered that there was bread, surpassing the savour of a fair white loaf to one who is starving; and fruits sweet as wildberries and richer than the tended fruits of gardens; he drained a cup that was filled with a fragrant draught, cool as a clear fountain, golden as a summer afternoon.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book I, Chapter 3: Three is Company

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