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Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
That washes the weary mud away!  
A loon is he that will not sing:  
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!  

O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.  

O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer, if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured ddown the back.  

O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!  

--J. J. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jun 14th, 2007 at 03:04:57 AM EST
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