Author: Linda Hoyland
Word count: 100
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.
Eldarion nibbled at his jam encrusted slice of bread then discarded the crust on the side of his plate.
“Eat your crusts, Master Eldarion,”said his nanny.
“I don't like crusts!”.
“They are good for you,” she persisted.
“Why?” asked Eldarion.
“They make your hair curl,” she replied.
“I don't want curls,” Eldarion retorted.”They hurt to comb, and in any case,ada said I would grow up to be like him and he doesn't have curls. Rangers with curls would look silly like girls!”
The nanny tried a different approach. “Only boys who eat their crusts get any cake.”
Eldarion ate them.