#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: The Return of the King #LOTR

Pippin looked out from the shelter of Gandalf's cloak. He wondered if he was awake or still sleeping, still in the swift-moving dream in which he had been wrapped so long since the great ride began.
- p. 19

For Friday 56:
And Aragorn said: 'Now I know what your bear. Bear it still for me for a while!'
- p. 56

About The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3)*: The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by SmEagol--Gollum, still obsessed by his 'precious'. After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is still alive--in the hands of the Orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing. J.R.R. Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labeled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.


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Yes, I know that this is book 3 of The Lord of the Rings. I picked up this 99 cent copy at the thrift store the other day because the artwork just called out to me. It's a 1965 Ballantine mass market paperback and the pages are yellowed and brittle. But I love it so. For classics like this, I love a good old copy! Now, to dig up books 1 and 2!

Do you like old books?

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