And still Meriadoc the hobbit stood there blinking through his tears and no one spoke to him, indeed none seemed to heed him.
Slowly, trampling the fallen, he rode forth, heeding no longer any dart.
’It is all that I have to spare, for there is much else to heed,’ he said to Gandalf.
As well as we could guess, there are few left upon the out-wall, and they are heedless, busy in destruction.
Curses they heeded not, nor understood the tongues of western men; crying with harsh voices like beasts and carrion-birds.
And by him his father sat, and said nothing, but watched, and gave no longer any heed to the defence.
Men flying back from the burning passed him, and some seeing his livery turned and shouted, but he paid no heed.
The Pukel-men they called them, and heeded them little: no power or terror was left in them; but Merry gazed at them with wonder and a feeling almost of pity, as they loomed up mournfully in the dusk.
Bergil proved a good comrade, the best company Pippin had had since he parted from Merry, and soon they were laughing and talking gaily as they went about the streets, heedless of the many glances that men gave them.
Slowly, slowly he began to crawl aside; but the Black Captain, in doubt and malice intent upon the woman before him, heeded him no more than a worm in the mud.
’For my part I heeded them not,’ said Gimli; ’for we came then at last upon battle in earnest.
Now slowly and sadly Merry walked beside the bearers, and he gave no more heed to the battle.
He gave little heed to the wreck and slaughter that lay about all.
’I have been too busy with this and that to heed all the crying and shouting,’ she answered.
Unless, of course, you give heed to rhymes of old days which women such as our good Ioreth still repeat without understanding.
To prudence some heed must still be given.
Sam gave no more heed to him.
No one paid any heed to their orders; but as the ruffians passed, they closed in quietly behind and followed them.
The Dunlendings fled and hid themselves, for they were afraid of Elvish Folk, though few indeed ever came to their country; but the travellers did not heed them, for they were still a great company and were well provided with all that they needed; and they went on their way at their leisure, setting up their tents when they would.