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Year 3019 – The Lord of the Rings

February 17

  • Gwaihir bears Gandalf to Lorien

February 23

  • The boats are attacked at night near Sarn Gebir

At that moment there was a twang of bowstrings: several arrows whistled over them, and some fell among them. One smote Frodo between the shoulders and he lurched forward with a cry, letting go his paddle: but the arrow fell back, foiled by his hidden coat of mail. Another passed through Aragorn’s hood; and a third stood fast in the gunwale of the second boat, close by Merry’s hand. Sam thought he could glimpse black figures running to and fro upon the long shingle-banks that lay under the eastern shore. They seemed very near.
‘Yrch!’ said Legolas, falling into his own tongue.
‘Orcs!’ cried Gimli.

[The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 9: The Great River]

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