and glittering caves, and white towers and golden halls, and battles, and tall ships sailing, all these passed before Sam’s mind until he felt bewildered.
But Sam lay back, and stared with open mouth, and for a moment, between bewilderment and great joy, he could not answer.
Scaring Breeland peasants, and bullying bewildered hobbits, had been their work.
But the hosts of Mordor were seized with bewilderment, and a great wizardry it seemed to them that their own ships should be filled with their foes; and a black dread fell on them, knowing that the tides of fate had turned against them and their doom was at hand.
Most of the things which they had to tell were a mere wonder and bewilderment to their host, and far beyond his vision; and they brought forth few comments other than: ’You don’t say; often repeated in defiance of the evidence of Mr. Butterbur’s own ears.