“If I were to be made a knight,” said the Wart, staring dreamily into the fire, “I should insist on doing my vigil by myself, as Hob does with his hawks, and I should pray to God to let me encounter all the evil in the world in my own person, so that if I conquered there would be none left, and, if I were defeated, I would be the one to suffer for it.”

“That would be extremely presumptuous of you,” said Merlyn, “and you would be conquered, and you would suffer for it.”

“I shouldn’t mind.”

“Wouldn’t you?  Wait till it happens and see.”

2 thoughts on “

  1. right!?  That’s way better than my quote of the day. “Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.”   – Frodo Baggins-Leah K.

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