You can read it at
http://www.storiesofarda.com/index.asp (very slightly abridged)
I would love to know if anyone thinks it is an improvement on the first version at
I sincerely hope my writing has improved over the last two years.
I would like to thank Raksha for all her support during the often boring and ardous process of trying to salvage this early story,which for all its faults is vital for understanding the rest in the series.In it, we learn how Aragorn and Faramir became friends,first meet Elbeth and the stage is set for subsequent stories.