Wednesday, January 9, 2008

They sang as they slew

"For morning came, morning and a wind from the sea; and darkness was removed, and the hosts of Mordor wailed, and terror took them, and they fled, and died, and the hoofs of wrath rode over them. And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them, and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the city."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King, being the third part of The Lord of the Rings, page 820.