Transcribed from the 1904 Longmans, Green, and Co. edition by David Price


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.


  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. The 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 Hose 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