Two Towers - Drabbled, The
20. Shelob's Lair
Yet at the blackest pit Samwise the stouthearted recalled old Tom's brightness then Galadriel's light. So Beren's heir bore the glass-caught Silmaril aloft, cried elvish words - but still the horror came. Then Frodo of the Shire, dazzling with an inner fire, strode forth to meet Her, Sting and Star in hand, and Shelob was overcome - but cunning still.
Ravenous, enraged, Ungoliant's spawn again pursued Her prey. But now, Samwise, bloodlust-blinded, left his master lightless so Gollum had not failed ..."
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