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- And behold! there lay his weapon, but the blade was smoking like a dry branch that has been thrust in a fire; and as he watched it, it writhed and withered and was consumed.5.6 — Book 5 Chapter 6 — The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (53% in)
- In the glens of the Morgai on the other side of the valley low scrubby trees lurked and clung, coarse grey grass-tussocks fought with the stones, and withered mosses crawled on them; and everywhere great writhing, tangled brambles sprawled.6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (33% in)
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