Testaments of the Past by Dreamflower, Gryffinjack

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A few years after Frodo leaves the Grey Havens, Sam, Merry and Pippin investigate a mysterious box he left behind. This story was co-authored by Gryffinjack, and will include illustrations created by both of us. Epilogue now added!

Table of Contents

1. Prologue by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (388 words)

2. Arrival at Bag End by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (4852 words)

The Author's Notes at the end of the chapter are also a part of the story. We hope you will take time to look them over!

The notes at the end of this chapter include:
The full text of Drogo and Primula's Marriage Contract
The full text of Drogo's Letter to Bilbo
The full text of Drogo's and Primula's Last Will and Testament

3. Unlocking the Past by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (6339 words)

The illustration of the recipe box is by Gryffinjack.
The illustration of Frodo's Adoption Certificate is by Dreamflower

There are several references to previous stories of Dreamflower in this chapter:
Merry's visit the spring Frodo was adopted was described in:

"A Place for Gandalf " 
And more of Merry's and Pippin's childhood letters to Bag End may be seen in:

"Marching Orders"  
"Dear Frodo" 
"What I Did Last Summer"

The Author's Notes are very much a part of the story, and we hope you will check them out.

Included in this chapter notes:
The recipes for Bilbo's Honeycakes and for Bilbo's Cinnamon Whirls
The full text of Frodo's Adoption Certificate
Close-ups of the calligraphed copy of Frodo's Adoption Certificate
The full text of the Renunciation signed by Bilbo
The full text of Bilbo's Last Will and Testament


4. Hidden Treasures by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (6926 words)

This chapter has illustrations: drawings by Gryffinjack, and photographs of object made by Dreamflower.

5. After Tea by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (7561 words)

The Author's Notes at the end this time consist of the full texts of the letters referred to in this chapter.

There are also references to my story "Cousin Calla"

The story of Pippin's lamb was completely the idea of Gryffinjack, as was the idea behing the "Perry-the-Winkle" joke.

6. A Morning of Memories by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (6043 words)

Illustrations in this chapter are mostly photographs of "found objects" located by Gryffinjack, with the exception of the last one.

Author's Notes in this chapter consist of
-the full text of Bilbo's correspondence to Frodo after he left the Shire.
-the full text of Frodo's three wills: one made right after Bilbo left; the second made when he and Sam were to leave the Shire (before he knew Merry and Pippin would accompany him) and a copy of the final will he made before  going ot hte Grey Havens.

7. To Cast Away a Treasure at Need by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (2618 words)

The Author's Notes for this chapter include a picture of the box's contents, and an explanation of how it came to be.

8. A Task Completed by Dreamflower [Reviews - 1] (6359 words)

End notes in this chapter include a list of all items in the box, and those to whom they were given, and a recipe.

9. Epilogue (and Author's Notes) by Dreamflower [Reviews - 0] (691 words)

Story Information

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Artwork: crafts, Artwork: drawing, Character study, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 41777    |    Read Count: 4953
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/15/17    |    Published: 07/08/13