Friday, November 18, 2011


I have many, many favorite passages in the Lord of the Rings, but this one is by far my very uttermost favorite of them all.

"The land seemed full of creaking and cracking and sly noises, but there was no sound of voice of foot. Far above the Ephel Duath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping above the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end, the Shadow was only a small passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond it's reach."

I don't think I have to explain why.



Anonymous said...

I love Sam!

~ A.K. ~

Julie said...

He really is the best. :)


Naomi said...

AGREED!!! but I have lots of other passages that are my favorite!! (:

Julie said...

:D I have many favorites, this one is just my favorite favorite. :)