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Old 04-11-2022, 08:38 AM   #13
William Cloud Hicklin
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William Cloud Hicklin is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.William Cloud Hicklin is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
I think what I had most of all in mind was The Wanderings of Hurin (HME XI), where the bitter old man manipulates the folk of Haleth into destroying themselves, in revenge for the deaths of his family (at, as he saw it through Morgoth's eyes, their hands). His motivation at first seems to be mere unbending pride, like Denethor, but it becomes increasingly apparent as the story goes on that he is driven by vengeance and hate, his soul in thrall to Morgoth even as his will rejected him.
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