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Yup!
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Erendis brings Aldarion the Bough of Return, Aldarion asks “From the Queen?”Erendis answers:

“Yes, lord, but I asked for her leave to do so. Others beside your own kin will rejoice at your return, as soon as may be”
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Nope. Later. Here is quote again so it is on this page.
Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:11 pm From Unfinished Tales:

You will be late, my lord. I stopped expecting you for a long time. I don't think it's as welcome as when the deadline is reached.
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Found it.

This is when he returns after 3 years instead of the promised 2.

“You come late, my lord. I had long ceased to expect you. I fear that there is no such welcome prepared for you as I had made when you were due.”
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That's the one. Well done! Your turn. :)
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Probably quite easy but the translation was too cute to pass up:
If I were 50 times bigger and the Smaug was tamed like a rabbit, I would like to spend hundreds of years raising everything.
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Sounds like something Sam would say.
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Was Sam even born at this time?
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No, but it still sounds like something a gardener would say. Just sayin'.
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narya wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:25 am No, but it still sounds like something a gardener would say. Just sayin'.
Agreed; it does sound like Sam. Obviously, isn't.
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Well, Sam did spend time around Bilbo as a kid.
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So.. about the quote? Quite straightforward, people.
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Was it spoken by Bilbo?
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Yes.
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Had he met Smaug by this time?
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Define “met”.
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Having seen him and talked to him, even though Smaug didn't see him.
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Then no. He has not talked to him yet, no.
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But he already stole the cup.
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Yes.
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