Return of the King Quotes

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Return of the King Quotes

Quote 1: "'I will vouch for him before the seat of Denethor.... And as for valor, that cannot be computed by stature. He has passed through more battles and perils than you have, Ingold, though you be twice his height; and he comes now from the storming of Isengard, of which we bear tidings ... His name is Peregrin, a very valiant man.'" Book 5, Chapter 1, pg. 21

Quote 2: "'Indeed you did your best...I hope that it may be long before you find yourself in such a tight corner again between two such terrible old men.'" Book 5, Chapter 1, pg. 33

Quote 3: "Behind him march proudly a dusty line of men, well-armed and bearing great battle-axes; grim-faced they were, and shorter and somewhat swarthier than any men that Pippin had yet seen in Gondor." Book 5, Chapter 1, pg. 46

Quote 4: "'Remember the Paths of the Dead'" Book 5, Chapter 2, pg. 51

Quote 5: "'All your words are but to say: you're a woman and your part is in the house.'" Book 5, Chapter 2, pg. 62

Quote 6: "'He is lost, we must ride without him, and our hope dwindles.'" Book 5, Chapter 3, pg. 75

Quote 7: "'Well Master Peregrin, I hope that you used yesterday to your profit, and to your liking? Though I fear that the board is barer in this city than you could wish.'" Book 5, Chapter 4, pg. 86

Quote 8: "'Farewell, Peregrin son of Paladin! Your service has been short, and now it is drawing to an end. I release you from the little that remains. Go now, and die in what way seems best to you. And with whom you will, even that friend whose folly brought you to this death. Send for servants and then go. Farewell!'" Book 5, Chapter 4, pg. 108

Quote 9: "'Wild men have already seen all that can be seen in the bad air.'" Book 5, Chapter 5, pg. 119

Quote 10: "And still Meriadoc the hobbit stood there blinking through his tears, and no one spoke to him, indeed none seemed to heed him. He brushed away the tears, and stooped to pick up the green shield that Eowyn had given him, and he slung it at his back. Then he looked for his sword that he had let fall; for even as he struck his blow his arm was numbed, and now he could only use his left hand." Book 5, Chapter 6, pg. 131

Quote 11: "'last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship and dignity.'" Book 5, Chapter 7, pg. 142

Quote 12: "'Yes...but not enough, I reckon, for all that will need them.'" Book 5, Chapter 8, pg. 151

Quote 13: "'That is a fair lord and a great captain of men.'" Book 5, Chapter 9, pg. 164

Quote 14: "'if this be jest, then it is too bitter for laughter.'" Book 5, Chapter 9, pg. 175

Quote 15: "For one moment more Pippin's thought hovered. 'Bilbo!' it said. 'But no! That came in his tale, long long ago. This is my tale, and it is ended now. Good-bye!' And his thought fled far away and his eyes saw no more." Book 5, Chapter 10, pg. 187

Quote 16: "He felt that he was on the right road, and his spirits had risen a good deal." Book 6, Chapter 1, pg. 199

Quote 17: " There were long hairy breeches of some unclean beast-fell, and a tunic of dirty leather. He drew them on. Over the tunic went a coat of stout ring-mail, short for a full-sized orc, too long for Frodo and heavy. About it he clasped a belt, at which there hung a short sheath holding a broad-bladed stabbing sword." Book 6, Chapter 1, pg. 209

Quote 18: "Still far away, forty miles at least, they saw Mount Doom...." Book 6, Chapter 2, pg. 221

Quote 19: "'So that was the job I felt I had to do when I help Mr. Frodo to the last step and then die with him? Well, if that is the job then I must do it. But I would dearly like to see Bywater again, and Rosie Cotton and her brothers, and the Gaffer and Marigold and all. I can't think somehow that Gandalf would have sent Mr. Frodo on this errand, if there hadn't a'been any hope of coming back at all.'" Book 6, Chapter 3, pg. 234

Quote 20: "'Wicked masster cheats us; cheats Smeagol!'" Book 6, Chapter 3, pg. 245

Quote 21: "When Sam awoke, he found that he was lying on some soft bed, but over him gently swayed wide beechen boughs, and through their young leaves sunlight glimmered, green and gold. All the air was full of a sweet mingled scent." Book 6, Chapter 4, pg. 255

Quote 22: "'Eowyn of Rohan, I say to you that you are beautiful.'" Book 6, Chapter 5, pg. 266

Quote 23: "'At last all such things must end...but I would have you wait a little while longer: for the end of the deeds that you have shared in has not yet come. A day draws near that I have looked for in all the years of my manhood, and when it comes I would have my friends beside me.'" Book 6, Chapter 5, pg. 277

Quote 24: "Soon the dwindling company, following the Isen, turned west and rode through the Gap into the waste lands beyond, and then they turned northwards, and passed over the borders of Dunland." Book 6, Chapter 6, pg. 291

Quote 25: "'They've come back!'" Book 6, Chapter 7, pg. 301

Quote 26: "'taking in folk off-hand like, and eating extra food, and all that....'" Book 6, Chapter 8, pg. 311

Quote 27: "'That's hard to tell....They moves about and comes and goes. There's sometimes fifty of them in their sheds up Hobbiton way; but they go out from there roving round, thieving or "gathering" as they call it. Still there's seldom less than a score round the Boss, as they names him.'" Book 6, Chapter 8, pg. 321

Quote 28: "'Yes, this is Mordor....Just one of its works.'" Book 6, Chapter 8, pg. 332

Quote 29: "'On September the twenty-first they set out together, Frodo on the pony that had borne him all the way from Minas Tirith, and was now called Strider; and Sam on his beloved Bill. It was a fair golden morning, and Sam did not ask where they were going: he thought he could guess.'" Book 6, Chapter 9, pg. 343

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