In the dell itself they found recent traces of a fire, and other signs of a hasty camp.
For the traced writing was indeed as Isildur guessed, in the tongue of Mordor and the servants of the Tower.
What evil it saith I do not know; but I trace here a copy of it, lest it fade beyond recall.
Then through all the years that followed he traced the Ring; but since that history is elsewhere recounted, even as Elrond himself set it down in his books of lore, it is not here recalled.
They put out the fire and hid all traces of it.
Come back to this spot, if you find him, or any traces of him.
Of the Black Riders no other trace was to be seen, and nowhere was their presence to be felt.
No trace of the fight remained but the charred trees and the arrows of Legolas lying on the hill-top.
The Sword of Elendil was forged anew by Elvish smiths, and on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them was written many runes; for Aragorn son of Arathorn was going to war upon the marches of Mordor.