I am fascinated to find that despair, the lack of hope, does not occur in the war chapters, or even after Thorin has shown more than long-distance glimmers of dragon-sickness.
- 05.130 and despair.
- 07.141 in despair.
- 08.044 and he climbed down full of despair.
- 09.054 in despair
- 09.001 and the dwarves made one last despairing effort
- 13.004 just when the dwarves were most despairing,
- 13.006 In desperation they agreed,