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‘… Always after a defeat and a respite,
the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.’
«I wish it need not have happened in my time,»
«So do I,» said Gandalf,
«and so do all who live to see such times.
But that is not for them to decide.
All we have to decide is
what to do with the time […]
‘… You are a new people
and a new world to me.
Are all your kin of like sort?
Your land must be
a realm of peace and content,
and there must gardeners
be in high honour.’
‘Not all is well there,’
gardeners are honoured.’
‘Yes, I see,’
‘For one thing,
I see that you’re
behind the times
and the news here. […]
They did not have to wait long.
The orcs were going at a great pace.
Those in the foremost files bore torches.
On they came,
red flames in the dark,
Now Sam too bowed his head,
hoping that it would hide his face
when the torches reached them;
and he set their shields
before their knees
to hide their feet. […]
‘In seven days we will go,’ said Aragorn.
‘For we shall ride with you far on the road,
even as far as the country of Rohan.
In three days now Éomer will return hither
to bear Théoden back to rest in the Mark,
and we shall ride with him to honour the fallen.
But now before you go I will confirm
‘Then I will declare my doom,’
‘As for you, Frodo,
in so far as lies in me under higher authority,
I declare you free in the realm of Gondor
to the furthest of its ancient bounds;
save only that neither you nor any that […]
For a while the hobbits sat in silence. At length Sam stirred. ‘Well I call that neat as neat,’ he said. ‘If this nice friendliness would spread about in Mordor, half our trouble would be over.’
‘Quietly, Sam,’ Frodo whispered. ‘There may be others about. We have evidently had a very narrow escape, and the hunt […]
Go not to the Elves for counsel,
for they will say both yea and nay.
A Shortcut to Mushrooms
[ … ] said Frodo sharply.
«And now leave me in peace for a bit!
I don’t want to answer a string of questions while I am eating.
I want to think!»
«Good Heavens!» said Pippin. «At breakfast?»