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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:37 am 
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He uses that phrase a lot... Maybe this one:

"You are not wise to be glad of the Yellow Face."

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:54 pm 
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That's the one!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:15 pm 
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Do we have a new one?

Inanna?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Sorry!

Here we go:
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Displays the duration between sunset and sunrise for the selected date.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:26 am 
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Is it some unidentified Hobbit at the gate when the travelers first return to the Shire, 'Can’t you read the notice: No admittance between sundown and sunrise?’

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 am 
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Yes. Just the last sentence “no admittance..”

Cool. Your turn.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:02 pm 
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But the curse of the shadow gate that breaks some beggars is at least a promise of fate.

This was significantly reduced from the original, which was two sentences long. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Is it the Mouth of Sauron?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:01 pm 
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No. Not LOTR.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Was it spoken by Smaug?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:08 pm 
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Is it spoken to or by Gorlim?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:41 pm 
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No and no. But Al is in the right book.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:29 pm 
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I think we may need a hint...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:49 pm 
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First I had to remember what it was! :oops:

Al was actually in the right chapter. Not only was the original quote significantly reduced from two long sentences to one shorter one, the order of the phrases was reversed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:00 pm 
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I think I've found it:

Felagund wrote:
Your oaths of faith to me ye may break, but I must hold my bond. Yet if there be any on whom the shadow of our curse has not yet fallen, I should find at least a few to follow me, and should not go hence as a beggar that is thrust from the gates.

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You have indeed found it! Impressively well done!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:06 pm 
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I thought I would make things easy by including a quote that had a Tolkien-invented word in it that would make it through the translator, but half-way through it got changed to "BARAR" in all-caps.

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Besides using it as a foot, the anger of BARAR is not here.


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Not only does it need to be a foot, but there is no anger of BARAR here.


The original word has the same vowels.

Feel free to ask for hints - two keywords survived, and the original has a synonym for "anger".

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:20 am 
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BARAR? Wow.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:33 am 
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Valar?

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‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 am 
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Yes!

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