Then he paid Frodo a brief visit, and after taking a good look at him he went off again.
The briefer, the sooner shall you be refreshed.
Glorfindel still urged them on, and only allowed two brief halts during the day’s march.
I will risk a brief tale without consulting Elrond.
But quite brief, mind you, and then you must sleep again.
This tale I must tell in full, for only Elrond has heard it yet, and that in brief, but it will bear on all that we must resolve.
The rest must be more brief.
’I will tell you the tale of Tinuviel,’ said Strider, ’in brief — for it is a long tale of which the end is not known; and there are none now, except Elrond, that remember it aright as it was told of old.
Then sooner or later Rivendell will be besieged, and after a brief and bitter time it will be destroyed.
After a brief halt and a hasty meal they went on again.
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After only a brief rest they started on their way again.
They had been going for several hours with only brief halts, when Gandalf came to his first serious check.
He raised his staff, and for a brief instant there was blaze like a flash of lightning.
Brief and small but very vivid he caught a glimpse of Bilbo walking restlessly about his room.
Nothing happened that night worse than a brief drizzle of rain an hour before dawn.
He spoke ’a few suitable words’, as they would have said in the Shire: _We are all very much gratified by the kindness of your reception, and I venture to hope that my brief visit will help to renew the old ties of friendship between the Shire and Bree;_and then he hesitated and coughed.
But she chose mortality, and to die from the world, so that she might follow him; and it is sung that they met again beyond the Sundering Seas, and after a brief time walking alive once more in the green woods, together they passed, long ago, beyond the confines of this world.
Sam and Frodo now feeling eased and greatly refreshed were able to go at a fair pace, and with only one brief halt Aragorn led the Company on for nearly three more hours.
For eight dark hours, not counting two brief halts, they marched on; and they met no danger, and heard nothing, and saw nothing but the faint gleam of the wizard’s light, bobbing like a will-o’-the-wisp in front of them.