Lord of the Rings Reread: The Bridge Of Khazad-dûm
The Company of the Ring stood silent beside the tomb of Balin. Frodo thought of Bilbo and his long friendship with the dwarf, and of Balin’s visit to the Shire long ago. In that dusty chamber in the mountains it seemed a thousand years ago and on the other side of the world.
There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure.
Will you stand with me, one last time?