Thread: Finish the sentence fool!
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At that moment a shadow fell over them. The bright moonlight seemed to be suddenly..... - from 'The Palantir' of TTT.
After completing Thorin's sentence above, I left the computer and went into the other room and grabbed my copy of TTT. It opened and my eye glommed onto the line above. After I had typed the words of Tolkien's sentence, I then checked in the book for the chapter name, and I found Thorin's sentence was actually the one directly preceding mine; his ending a paragraph, mine starting the next one. Now that really was a coincidence.
"The animal can nearly talk," he said,"and would talk, if he stayed here..."
Extract of a speech of Sam from The Ring Goes South
That really is a strange coincidence
The hateful night passed slowly and reluctantly. Such daylight as followed was..... - narration as they headed towards the mountain just prior to Sam's tossing away their heaviest equipment. - from 'Mount Doom' in RotK
"Three times!" he whimpered. "Three times is a threat. They feel..."
Gollum to Frodo and Sam in The Passage of the Marshes
'But I have so little of any of these things! You are wise and powerful. Will you not take.....' - Frodo to Gandalf in 'The Shadow of the Past' in FotR.
"He has never been away," said Aragorn. "I am Strider and Dunadan too, and I...
Aragorn to Pippin in Flotsam & Jetsam
'There is the land where our fathers worked of old, and we have wrought the.....' - Gimli to Legolas while they were looking at the three peaks of the Dwarven dreams in 'The Ring Goes South' in FotR.
"But what?" said Gandalf. "Only one but will I..."
Gandalf to Pippin in the Siege of Gondor
"They were not in the least satisfied by his explanation that he had....." by the narrator in 'At the Sign of the Prancing Pony' of FotR to the common room's company about Frodo's excuse for disappearing.
"The enemy still lacks one thing to give him strength and knowledge to..."
Gandalf to Frodo in The Shadow of The Past
'"What has it got in its pocketes?" The sound came.....' - by Gollum, after discovering the Ring was gone, as found in 'Riddles in the Dark' of The Hobbit.
"That sounds well," sneered Saruman. "Very much in the manner of..."
Saruman to Gandalf in The Voice of Saruman
"I do hope I put the lids on..." - Bilbo's thoughts about the Dwarves' barrels in 'Barrels out of Bond' of The Hobbit.
"The Corsairs of Umbar," men shouted. "The Corsairs of Umbar! Look! The Corsairs of Umbar are coming! So..."
From the battle of Pelennor Fields
'We might try to hurt or frighten this tree to begin with,' said Sam fiercely. 'If id don't let them go, I'll have it... to Frodo about Old Man Willow who was swallowing Merry and Pippin, as denoted in 'The Old Forest' of FotR.
"A share of the profits, mind you," he went on. "I am aware of that. Personally..."
Bilbo to Bard and the Elven King in The Hobbit
'I don't know,' answered Frodo. 'I thought I heard feet, and I thought I saw a... to Gimli on there way to the Golden Wood in 'Lothlórien' of FotR.
"Rohan? Rohan did you say? That is a glad word. We seek that land in..."
Halbarad to Theoden's company after they were returning from Isenguard
'Three of the servants of Sauron were upon the Bridge, but they withdrew and I...' - Part of Gandalf's story to Frodo of why he hadn't returned to the Shire in time, as found in 'Flight to the Ford' of FotR.
"I have thirty with me," said Halbarad. "That is all of our kindred that..."
Halbarad to Aragorn in The Passing of the Grey Company
You're bold tag is not closed above Grondy
...would come to your aid; after they heard Elrond give me his message to you, the other thousand said, 'We aren't going anywhere near that vale, it's full of undead spooks."
Bilbo, however, soon slipped away to a different place. The idea came to him to lead the furious spiders... - by the narrator after Bilbo discovered the rest of the Company hanging in the spider wraps as told in 'Flies and Spiders' of The Hobbit.
....to the river as he was nearly knocked dead by their dreadful stench and thought that a bath would do them good!
"Steady!" said Bilbo, " you have it thrown right into the wood on the...."
Gollum was tugging at Frodo's cloak and hissing with fear and,,, by the narrator at the beginning of 'The Stairs of Cirith Ungol' in TTT.
"It is true," said Gilraen. "But that was long ago and in another..."
Gilraen to Aragorn in Appendix A of LOTR.
'It was only a feeble blow and the cap turned... by Gimli about his head wound, to the assembly before their ride to Isengard after the Battle of Helm's Deep, and found in 'The Road to Isengard' of TTT.
"Very well," said Gandalf. "Take us where and as far as you will! We are already..."
Gandalf to the lord of the Eagles after their rescue from the Goblins' party in the Hobbit
'Then I would like supper first, and after that...' - by Merry to Aragorn in 'The Houses of Healing' of RotK.
"I brought him, and I don't bring things which are of no use. Either you help me to look for him, or I...
Gandalf to the Dwarves in the Hobbit after they thought they had lost the hobbit in the misty moutains.
Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West, for... sung by the great Eagle to the City of Minas Tirith with glad tidings that Sauron was defeated. - found in 'The Steward and the King' of RotK.
Arise Arise, Riders of Theoden!
Fell deeds awake, fire....
Theoden's call to arms
Fire at Tom, Dick and Harry;
Fire at Martha, fire at Jill,
But never fire on Mary.
'The day after the battle Frodo rode to Michel Delving and released...' - by the narrator in 'The Grey Havens' of RotK.
"Alas! I cannot forsee it, and how it may come to pass is hidden..."
Aragorn to Arwen in Appendix A
Long will I tarry, ere I begin this war for... by Elvenking in 'The Clouds Burst' of The Hobbit.
"There's no news of the Rohirrim," he said. "I'm afraid Rohan will..."
' I bid you keep this key and guard it, until...' - Gandalf to Beregond upon locking the Steward's Door to Rath Dinen in 'The Pyre of Denethor' in RotK.
"I cannot say yet," said Aragorn. "As for the King, he will go to..."
Aragorn to Legolas in The Two Towers
'In 1974 the power of Angmar arose again, and the Witch-king came down... from Section (iii), Appendix A, RotK.
"Strange names you give indeed!But I will report them as you bid, and send...." - Hama speaking to Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli and Legolas in the King of the Golden Hall.
Very soon there was a fine commotion in the village by the riverside; but Bilbo escaped into the woods carrying... - from 'Barrels Out of Bond' in The Hobbit.
"I galloped to the weathertop like a gale, and I reached it before sundown on my second day from Bree - and they were...."
The Council of Elrond from The Fellowship of the Ring
'It is all dark, but it is not all night,' said Ghân. 'When Sun comes we...' - from 'The Ride of the Rohirrim' in RotK.
"Well I am afraid the songs have not come west over the mountains to the..."
Merry to Treebeard concerning the Entwives
"Good-bye! Be good, take care of yourselves—and DON'T LEAVE THE..." - Gandalf to Thorin's Company as he left to help the White Council face down the Necromancer at the end of 'Queer Lodgings' in The Hobbit.
In Dwimordene, in Lórien
Seldom have walked the feet of Men,
Few mortal eyes have seen the light
By the Ring that shines on her finger! Thou shalt not pass!
His magic ring he kept a great secret,
for he chiefly used it when.......