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Sam’s Star

“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”

– Tolkien, The Return of the King

Stars

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. Happy Birthday Tolkien!

 

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