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Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4, Aldarion and Erendis Summary

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Chapter 4, Aldarion and Erendis Summary

The fourth king of Numenor is Tar-Elendil. His son Meneldur becomes king. Meneldur's son is Anardil. Anardil loves the sea rather than the land, and spends as much time as possible in the shipyards. While he's growing up, he learns to row, to sail, and to captain a ship. When he turns twenty-five, his grandfather Veantur takes him on a journey across the Great Sea to Middle-earth. While he is there, he becomes friends with Cirdan and Gil-galad. He returns to Numenor two years later. When he returns, he wants nothing more than to go back out to the sea.

This bothers Meneldur, because he believes that a king should spend time getting to know his own land and his own people. Nevertheless, Veantur gives Anardil the ship Numerramar. A few years later, Aldarion sets sail again for three years, and...

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