He passed through the Tower Hills. There before him, he saw it at
last – exactly as imagined, as tales of childhood fantasy told.
The Sea. A wide expanse of water, glistening in the sunlight,
vanishing into the West beyond his sight.
At the Havens, he trotted onto the docks, watching in awe as sailors
coiled ropes, unfurled sails, prepared to set sail. One looked up
and hailed him. “You there! You looking for a job? We
need someone small, nimble; to climb into the rigging. Think you
can do it?”
Eager, he nodded. “Aye, sir!”
“Isengar. Isengar Took.”
For the ‘Life Aquatic’ challenge on Tolkien Weekly.
Isengar Took (Pippin’s great-uncle) is said to have ‘gone to sea’
in his youth.
Editor's Note: Isengar
Took lived T.A. 2862 - T.A. 2960.