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Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing they evidently prefer.
—  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Foreword to the Second Edition
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families of Middle-earth ((théoden)) + théodred - eomer - Éowyn

‘Is there none whom you would name? In whom do my people trust?’ 'In the House of Eorl,’ answered Hama. 'But Eomer I cannot spare, nor would he stay,’ said the king, 'and he is the last of that House.’ 'I said not Eomer,’ answered Hama. 'And he is not the last. There is Eowyn, daughter of Eomund, his sister. She is fearless and high-hearted. All love her. Let her be as lord to the Eorlingas, while we are gone.’ 'It shall be so,’ said Theoden

3

The River had taken Boromir son of Denethor, and he was not seen again in Minas Tirith, standing as he used to stand upon the White Tower in the morning. But in Gondor in after-days it long was said that the elven-boat rode the falls and the foaming pool, and bore him down through Osgiliath and past the many mouths of Anduin, out into the Great Sea at night under the stars.