Friday, April 25, 2008

Stone and steel

"Sam's plain hobbit-face grew stern, almost grim, as the will hardened in him, and he felt through all his limbs a thrill, as if he was turning into some creature of stone and steel that neither despair nor weariness nor endless barren miles could subdue."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, page 913.