The monstrous Watchers sat there cold and still, revealed in all their hideous shape.
And with that hideous memory he woke fully, and shivered, and the noise of the wind became filled with menacing voices.
Over the hills of slain a hideous shape appeared: a horseman, tall, hooded, cloaked in black.
Long had it been forging in the dark smithies of Mordor, and its hideous head, founded of black steel, was shaped in the likeness of a ravening wolf; on it spells of ruin lay.
Suddenly the great beast beat its hideous wings, and the wind of them was foul.
He would have welcomed a fight-with not too many enemies at a time — rather than this hideous brooding uncertainty.
For a moment the orc crouched, and then with a hideous yelp of fear it turned and fled back as it had come.
He might have slipped out of the other door, but hardly without being seen; and he could not have played hide-and-seek with this hideous orc for long.
Then he heard the hideous voice speaking again.
The hideous vision had seemed so real to him, half bemused as he was still with wound and fear.
As they threaded their way among the hideous bodies of the ores each step became more difficult.
A creature of an older world maybe it was, whose kind, fingering in forgotten mountains cold beneath the Moon, outstayed their day, and in hideous eyrie bred this last untimely brood, apt to evil.
Taller and broader than Men they were, and they were clad only in close-fitting mesh of horny scales, or maybe that was their hideous hide; but they bore round bucklers huge and black and wielded heavy hammers in their knotted hands.
He laughed, but his voice was cracked and hideous.
At its head there rode a tall and evil shape, mounted upon a black horse, if horse it was; for it was huge and hideous, and its face was a frightful mask, more like a skull than a living head, and in the sockets of its eyes and in its nostrils there burned a flame.
The hideous orc-head that was set upon the carven figure was cast down and broken in pieces, and the old king’s head was raised and set in its place once more, still crowned with white and golden flowers: and men laboured to wash and pare away all the foul scrawls that orcs had put upon the stone.
Frodo looked down at the body with pity and horror, for as he looked it seemed that long years of death were suddenly revealed in it, and it shrank, and the shrivelled face became rags of skin upon a hideous skull.
A crouching shape, scarcely more than the shadow of a living thing, a creature now wholly ruined and defeated, yet filled with a hideous lust and rage; and before it stood stern, untouchable now by pity, a figure robed in white, but at its breast it held a wheel of fire.
Aragorn looked at them, and there was pity in his eyes rather than wrath; for these were young men from Rohan, from Westfold far away, or husbandmen from Lossarnach, and to them Mordor had been from childhood a name of evil, and yet unreal, a legend that had no part in their simple life; and now they walked like men in a hideous dream made true, and they understood not this war nor why fate should lead them to such a pass.
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