The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

by

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Malevolent, shape-shifting creatures of darkness who resemble wraiths and dwell in tainted burial mounds.

Barrow-wights Quotes in The Fellowship of the Ring

The The Fellowship of the Ring quotes below are all either spoken by Barrow-wights or refer to Barrow-wights. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Book 1, Chapter 8 Quotes

There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid Hobbit, waiting for some final and desperate danger to make it grow. Frodo was neither very fat nor very timid; indeed, though he did not know it, Bilbo (and Gandalf) had thought him the best Hobbit in the Shire. He thought he had come to the end of his adventure, and a terrible end, but the thought hardened him. He found himself stiffening, as if for a final spring; he no longer felt limp like a helpless prey.

Related Symbols: The One Ring
Page Number: 137
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