I met a traveller from a strife-torn land
Who said: “An orange and empty head of stone
Screamed at the people . . . Near it, in the grandstands,
Half drunk, a bitter correspondent, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and trembling hand,
Tell that its owner knew his hopes were dead,
Could not survive, insulted by this orange thing,
The crowd that mocked him, as his poor heart bled:
But in his notebook these words appear:
‘His name is Donald J. Trump, ranter of things:
Pay heed to his word salad, and despair!’
No one with brains remains. Past the fairway
On that benighted course, boundless and bare
The greens and empty sand traps wait, unplayed.”
- Highday, 2 Rethe
- On this day in 1419 SR, Frodo comes to the end of the Dead Marshes.
- Also on this day in 1419 SR, Gandalf comes to Edoras and heals Théoden. Meanwhile, the Rohirrim ride west against Saruman, and Erkenbrand is defeated at the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen.
- Also on this day in 1419 SR, the Entmoot ends in the afternoon, and the Ents march on Isengard and reach it at night.