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- Sharing a wafer of lembas, and munching it as best they could with their parched mouths.6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (24% in)
- He had stinted himself, and in his parched mouth his tongue seemed thick and swollen; but for all his care they now had very little left, perhaps half his bottle, and maybe there were still days to go.6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (23% in)
- He was in pain, and so parched that he could no longer swallow even a mouthful of food.6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (46% in)
- As he looked up he would have given a shout. if his parched throat had allowed him; for amid the rugged humps and shoulders above him he saw plainly a path or road.6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (59% in)
- 'A great Shadow has departed,' said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days upon days without count.6.4 — Book 6 Chapter 4 — The Field of Cormallen (41% in)
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