‘There is some good stone-work here,’
he said as he looked at the walls;
‘but also some that is less good,
and the streets could be better contrived.

When Aragorn comes into his own,
I shall offer him the service
of stonewrights of the Mountain,
and we will make this
a town to be proud of.’

‘They need more gardens,’
said Legolas.
‘The houses are dead,
and there is too little here
that grows and is glad.

If Aragorn comes into his own,
the people of the Wood
shall bring him birds that sing
and trees that do not die.’