Shagrat escapes the Tower of Cirith Ungol with tokens of Frodo's capture
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 14, 3019
Shagrat could not both fight and keep hold of his treasure. He... leapt aside, and as Sam sprang at him..., he thrust [the heavy bundle] hard into his enemy's face. Sam staggered, and... Shagrat darted past and down the stairs....
Away below Shagrat went leaping down the stairs and out over the court and through the gate, bearing his precious burden. If Sam could have seen him and known the grief that his escape would bring, he might have quailed.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 1, The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Elena Tiriel 4Aug06