April 5

Day 95

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part One, I. Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin
    *Read the fourth eighth of this story today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 16 (including Commentary on 15 and 16)

    • The Fall of Gondolin: The Story Told in the Sketch of the Mythology (This is almost identical to the story in The Shaping of Middle-Earth, Chapters 15 and 16 of The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’, so you don’t need to read it again if you don’t want to. There are only a few words which are different; however, the notes and commentary on each are different.)

    • The Lays of Beleriand: II. Poems Early Abandoned, (iii) The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin

Enrichment Activities:

Discussion Questions:

    1. Who had scorned Ulmo’s counsels?
    2. Why did Tuor’s heart yearn for the sea?
    3. What is Ulmo trying to accomplish? How?


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