It was they who told me that three of them had come down from the mountains and settled in the woods not far from the road; they had frightened everyone away from the district, and they waylaid strangers.
"It is true that we were wrongfully waylaid by the Elven-king and imprisoned without cause as we journeyed back to our own land," answered Thorin.
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I worried that the gang might be waiting outside to waylay me.
She waited near the exit to waylay him and learn more about the event.