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{{lolcantos}}This [[Cantos of the Lay of Leithian|Canto]] of the [[Lay of Leithian]] tells of how [[Barahir]] and his band lived as outlaws.  It tells of the snaring of [[Gorlim]] the Unhappy by a phantom of his lost wife fashioned by [[Thû]], and how under torture he revealed the secret lair of Barahir before being slain, and how Gorlim's ghost appeared to [[Beren]], Barahir's son, away on reconnaissance, and told him of his treachery.  Beren upon returning found his father and all his outlaw companions dead.  He marked the grave of his father with a cairn of stones, swore an oath to avenge his death, and then, following the slayers, recaptured the [[Ring of Barahir]] from an orc-captain who boasted of killing Barahir and lying to Sauron in order to keep the ring for its goldThe Canto ends with [[Beren]] leaving [[Dorthonion]] in an attempt to reach the Elven Lands of [[Beleriand]].  This Canto includes one of the most praised paragraphs of the Lay, describing [[Morgoth]], recounted below.
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{{lolcantos}}This [[Cantos of the Lay of Leithian|Canto]] of the [[Lay of Leithian]] tells how [[Barahir son of Bregor|Barahir]] lived as an outlaw.  It tells of the snaring of [[Gorlim]] the unhappy by a phantom of his lost wife, and how he revealed the secret hiding of Barahir.  Then how [[Thû]] slew him, and his ghost appeared to [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]], Barahir's son, who happened to be away, and told him of his treachery.  Beren upon returning found his father and all his outlaw companions dead.  He recaptured the [[Ring of Barahir]] from an orc who ironically was speaking of lying to Thû and keeping the ring.  There the Canto ends.  This Canto includes one of the most praised paragraphs of the Lay, describing [[Morgoth]], recounted below.
  
 
==Concerning the Canto==
 
==Concerning the Canto==
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end the Canto and leave its tragic spell hanging.
 
end the Canto and leave its tragic spell hanging.
  
==External Links==
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[[Category:Lay of Leithian cantos]]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKYq75Cc3yo Of Hunters Lore...] OpenMic Video: Excerpt of the Lay of Leithian by Loren
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