Bard

  • 14.013 (Bard was his name)
  • 14.018 Their captain was Bard,
  • 14.020 and while Bard paused
  • 14.021 Then Bard drew his bow-string to his ear.
  • 14.024 but not of Bard.
  • 14.027 and they praised the courage of Bard
  • 14.027 Bard the Dragon-shooter of the line of Girion!
  • 14.029 Bard is not lost!’
  • 14.029 I am Bard,
  • 14.030 King Bard!
  • 14.030 King Bard!’
  • 14.031 Let ‘King Bard’ go back to his own kingdom –
  • 14.032 We will have King Bard!’
  • 14.033 to undervalue Bard the Bowman,’
  • 14.033 (for Bard now stood close beside him)
  • 14.035 Fools!’ said Bard.
  • 14.038 Now everywhere Bard went
  • 14.039 Meanwhile Bard took the lead,
  • 14.039 for Bard at once had speedy messengers sent
  • 14.041 So it was that Bard’s messengers found him now
  • 14.042 when he received the prayers of Bard,
  • 15.020 Bard is he,
  • 15.048 I am Bard,
  • 15.052 replied Bard.
  • 15.054 answered Bard.
  • 15.056 he shall deliver one twelfth portion of the treasure unto Bard,
  • 15.056 From that portion Bard will himself
  • 16.022 But Bard will remember me,
  • 16.022 and it is Bard I particularly want to see.’
  • 16.025 and Bard.
  • 16.028 said Bard.
  • 16.032 asked Bard grimly.
  • 16.033 My dear Bard!’
  • 16.036 Even Bard gazed marvelling at it
  • 16.037 handed the marvellous stone to Bard,
  • 16.042 and Bard saluted him with honour.
  • 17.003 that among them were both Bard
  • 17.004 said Bard.
  • 17.011 Bard answered.
  • 17.023 cried Bard.
  • 17.029 said Bard.
  • 17.032 Bard went out to meet them,
  • 17.034 Bard, of course,
  • 17.035 Bard then sent messengers at once to the Gate;
  • 17.036 Fools!’ laughed Bard,
  • 17.038 also they guessed the hesitation of Bard
  • 17.045 and with Bard;
  • 17.047 called Bard.
  • 17.048 But Bard
  • 17.054 Now Bard was fighting to defend the Eastern spur,
  • 17.058 for Bard could not restrain them;
  • 17.061 and Bard too,
  • 18.030 and Bard laid the Arkenstone upon his breast.
  • 18.033 was given up to Bard;
  • 18.034 From that treasure Bard sent much gold
  • 19.043 Bard had rebuilt the town
  • 19.044 Bard had given him much gold

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