What a long day it seems already! I should be happier, if we were not obliged to stand and watch, making no move, striking nowhere first.
Now I am not going any further today, so if you’ll kindly escort me to The Floating Log, I’ll be obliged.’
Behind, the trapped Men in the lane, still about four score, tried to climb the barrier and the banks, and the hobbits were obliged to shoot many of them or hew them with axes.
And Ioreth said to her kinswoman: ’This is just a ceremony such as we have in the City, cousin; for he has already entered, as I was telling you; and he said to me-’ And then again she was obliged to silence, for Faramir spoke again.
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He obliged her by listening attentively.
They looked at me expectantly and I was obliged to comment.