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Ted Nasmith: Túrin discovers Niënor at the Mound of Finduilas


"Now it chanced that some of the woodmen of Brethil  came by in that hour from a foray against Orcs, hastening over the  Crossings of Teiglin to a shelter that was near; and ther came a great  flash of lightning so that the Haudh-en-Elleth was lit as with a white  flame. Then Turambar who led the men startedback and covered his eyes,  and trembled; for it seemed that he saw the wraith of a slain maiden  that lay upon the grave of Finduilas. But one of the men ran to the mound and called to him: «Hither lord!  Here is a young woman lying, and she lives!» And Turambar coming lifted  her, and the water dripped from her drenched hair, but she close her  eyes and quivered and strove no more. Then marvelling that she lay thus  naked Turambar cast his cloak about her and bore her away to the  hunters’ lodge in the woods. There they lit a fire and wrapped coverlets  about her, and she opened her eyes and looked upon them; and when her  glance fell on Turambar a light came in her face and she put out a hand  towards him, for it seemed to her that she had found at last something  that she had sought in the darkness, and she was comforted.”

Ted Nasmith: Túrin discovers Niënor at the Mound of Finduilas

"Now it chanced that some of the woodmen of Brethil came by in that hour from a foray against Orcs, hastening over the Crossings of Teiglin to a shelter that was near; and ther came a great flash of lightning so that the Haudh-en-Elleth was lit as with a white flame. Then Turambar who led the men startedback and covered his eyes, and trembled; for it seemed that he saw the wraith of a slain maiden that lay upon the grave of Finduilas.
But one of the men ran to the mound and called to him: «Hither lord! Here is a young woman lying, and she lives!» And Turambar coming lifted her, and the water dripped from her drenched hair, but she close her eyes and quivered and strove no more. Then marvelling that she lay thus naked Turambar cast his cloak about her and bore her away to the hunters’ lodge in the woods. There they lit a fire and wrapped coverlets about her, and she opened her eyes and looked upon them; and when her glance fell on Turambar a light came in her face and she put out a hand towards him, for it seemed to her that she had found at last something that she had sought in the darkness, and she was comforted.”

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