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Lotho Sackville-Baggins slain by Gríma Wormtongue at Bag End (estimated date)

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: October 22, 3019

[Said Farmer Cotton,] 'Still there's seldom less than a score [of ruffians] round the Boss, as they names him. He's at Bag End, or was; but he don't go outside the rounds now. No one's seen him at all, in fact, for a week or two; but the Men don't let no one go near.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 8, The Scouring of the Shire

[Saruman] walked away, and the hobbits made a lane for him to pass; but their knuckles whitened as they gripped on their weapons. Wormtongue hesitated, and then followed his master.

'Wormtongue!' called Frodo. 'You need not follow him. I know of no evil you have done to me. You can have rest and food here for a while, until you are stronger and can go your own ways.'

Wormtongue halted and looked back at him, half prepared to stay. Saruman turned. 'No evil?' he cackled. 'Oh no! Even when he sneaks out at night it is only to look at the stars. But did I hear someone ask where poor Lotho is hiding? You know, don't you, Worm? Will you tell them?'

Wormtongue cowered down and whimpered: 'No, no!'

'Then I will,' said Saruman. 'Worm killed your Chief, poor little fellow, your nice little Boss. Didn't you, Worm? Stabbed him in his sleep, I believe. Buried him, I hope; though Worm has been very hungry lately. No, Worm is not really nice. You had better leave him to me.'

A look of wild hatred came into Wormtongue's red eyes. 'You told me to; you made me do it,' he hissed.

Saruman laughed. 'You do what Sharkey says, always, don't you, Worm?'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 8, The Scouring of the Shire

[Note: the date is an estimate, set about ten days before Farmer Cotton's words.]

Elena Tiriel 10Dec05

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