The House of the Wolfings, by William Morris

Table of Contents

  1. The Dwellings of Mid-Mark
  2. The Flitting of the War-Arrow
  3. Thiodolf Talketh with the Wood-Sun
  4. The House Fareth to the War
  5. Concerning the Hall-Sun
  6. They Talk on the Way to the Folk-Thing
  7. They Gather to the Folk-Mote
  8. The Folk-Mote of the Markmen
  9. The Ancient Man of the Daylings
  10. That Carline Cometh to the Roof of the Wolfings
  11. The Hall-Sun Speaketh
  12. Tidings of the Battle in Mirkwood
  13. The Hall-Sun Saith Another Word
  14. The Hall-Sun is Careful Concerning the Passes of the Wood
  15. They Hear Tell of the Battle on the Ridge
  16. How the Dwarf-Wrought Hauberk was Brought Away from the Hall of the Daylings
  17. The Wood-Sun Speaketh with Thiodolf
  18. Tidings Brought to the Wain-Burg
  19. Those Messengers Come to Thiodolf
  20. Otter and His Folk Come into Mid-Mark
  21. They Bicker About the Ford
  22. Otter Falls on Against His Will
  23. Thiodolf Meeteth the Romans in the Wolfing Meadow
  24. The Goths are Overthrown by the Romans
  25. The Host of the Markmen Cometh into the Wild-Wood
  26. Thiodolf Talketh with the Wood-Sun
  27. They Wend to the Morning Battle
  28. Of the Storm of Dawning
  29. Of Thiodolf’s Storm
  30. Thiodolf is Borne Out of the Hall and Otter is Laid Beside Him
  31. Old Asmund Speaketh Over the War-Dukes: The Dead are Laid in Mound

Whiles in the early Winter eve

We pass amid the gathering night

Some homestead that we had to leave

Years past; and see its candles bright

Shine in the room beside the door

Where we were merry years agone

But now must never enter more,

As still the dark road drives us on.

E’en so the world of men may turn

At even of some hurried day

And see the ancient glimmer burn

Across the waste that hath no way;

Then with that faint light in its eyes

A while I bid it linger near

And nurse in wavering memories

The bitter-sweet of days that were.

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