I’m not able to do a chapter post this week, but rather than leave you all LotR re-read-less, I thought I’d open up the floor for discussion. Here’s what I’d like to know:
What missing scene would you like to read in the text of The Lord of the Rings?
In my conception, either this could be something Tolkien alluded to happening, such as in the Appendices, but didn’t write out in a full narrative form; or it could be something that isn’t in the text, but that you infer happened from it. (We’ll skip counterfactuals for now, if you don’t mind.)
My answer’s behind the cut.
I’d like to read this bit from Appendix B as a full scene:
. . . when the Shadow passed, Celeborn came forth and led the host of Lórien over Anduin in many boats. They took Dol Guldur, and Galadriel threw down its walls and laid bare its pits, and the forest was cleansed.
Something about the image captivates me, and always has; but Tolkien’s rendering of it would be a lot better than my hazy imaginings.
What about you all?