February 16

Day 47

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 4: The Departure of Túrin
    *Read the second third of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Read the fourth section, ending with “and the years passed.” (including Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, opening section and (i) The capture of Úrin and Túrin’s childhood in Hilsómë

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: First Age 473

  • Other: Try carving something out of wood, or watch a video of medieval woodcarving. Do the hours spent seem pleasant to you, as they did to Sador?

Discussion Questions:

    1. Do you believe Túrin will return to Dor-lómin one day?
    2. Should Sador burn the chair, or keep it in hopes of Húrin’s return?
    3. Who demonstrates wisdom in this section, and how?


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