They are Coming

“‘It is a grim reading,’ he said. ‘I fear their end was cruel. Listen! We cannot get out. we cannot get out. they have taken the Bridge and second hall. Frbr and Luni and Nbli fell there. Then there are four lines smeared so that I can only read went 5 days ago. The last lines run the pool is up to the wall at Westgate. The Watcher in the Water took Uin. We cannot get out, the end comes, and then drums, drums in the deep. I wonder what that means. The last thing written is in a trailing scrawl of elf-letters: they are coming. There is nothing more.’ Gandalf paused and stood in silent thought. A sudden dread and a horror of the chamber fell on the Company. ‘We cannot get out,’ muttered Gimli.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring  

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