March 21st, 2011

stress, incoming!

Reading LotR Aloud: Book 2, Chapter 5: The Bridge of Khazad-dum; excerpt

Reading LotR Aloud: Book 2, Chapter 5: The Bridge of Khazad-dum; excerpt for read_lotr_aloud.

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They peered out. Before them was another cavernous hall. It was loftier and far longer than the one in which they had slept. They were near its eastern end; westward it ran away into darkness. Down the centre stalked a double line of towering pillars. They were carved like boles of mighty trees whose boughs upheld the roof with a branching tracery of stone. Their stems were smooth and black, but a red glow was darkly mirrored in their sides. Right across the floor, close to the feet of two huge pillars a great fissure had opened.


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