March 9

Day 68

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 12: The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Read the seventh section, ending with “honor among them.” (including Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (v) Túrin’s return to Hithlum)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: First Age 495

  • Other: Look up images of medieval great halls to get an idea of the type of room Turin is entering. There would have been many people present. Note that Brodda and Aerin were seated at the board, which was the head table, usually perpendicular to the other tables in the hall.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did the people in Brodda’s house mistrust Túrin?
    2. Do you suppose Túrin ever thought of Sador during the years he was away?
    3. Do you think Sador still has the knife Túrin gave him?