A blessing for Armistice Day, dear friends around the world:

His sword he hung over the mantelpiece.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Annotated Hobbit.  Revised and expanded edition annotated by Douglas A. Anderson. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston. Print. [19.039].

• 1.075 To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
• 1.083 and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.
• 1.117 Swords
• 2.113 and among them were several swords
• 2.114 but it was as good as a short sword for the hobbit.
• 3.035 That day he looked at the swords they had brought
• 3.035 They are old swords,
• 3.035 very old swords of the High Elves of the West,
• 3.036 looking at his sword with new interest.
• 3.038 “I will keep this sword
• 4.025 and the bent swords that they use.
• 4.025 Hammers, axes, swords, daggers, pickaxes, tongs,
• 4.032 He held out the sword which Thorin had worn,
• 4.032 the sword which came from the Trolls’ lair.
• 4.033 They knew the sword at once.
• 4.037 Suddenly a sword flashed
• 4.037 before the sword shrieking into the darkness.
• 4.038 The sword went back into its sheath.
• 4.041 He took out his sword again,
• 4.041 This sword’s name was Glamdring the Foe-hammer,
• 4.042 handing his sword back to Thorin with a bow.
• 4.047 “Draw your sword Thorin!”
• 5.004 his hand came on the hilt of his little sword –
• 5.007 and trotted along with his little sword held
• 5.009 as he knew by the glimmer of his sword,
• 5.010 The sword was hardly shining at all.
• 5.020 looking at the sword,
• 5.021 A sword,
• 5.022 and until he found out more about the sword
• 5.062 he gripped on his little sword;
• 5.077 and held out his little sword.
• 5.078 He could see the sword
• 5.088 and its nassty little sword will be useless,
• 5.103 that no sword had any more terror for him.
• 5.106 and fell flat with his little sword under him.
• 5.107 or wave his sword,
• 5.108 and sheathed his sword,
• 5.128 Gollum had no sword.
• 5.136 with drawn swords sitting just inside the door,
• 5.138 and forgetting even to draw his sword
• 5.143 swords rattled,
• 8.075 until he remembered his sword
• 8.075 and stuck it with his sword right
• 8.076 as he wiped his sword on the grass
• 8.102 Out came his little sword.
• 8.103 The spiders saw the sword,
• 8.112 His little sword was something new
• 10.025 and the great sword Orcrist too.
• 10.025 Bilbo had his short sword,
• 12.014 could dimly be seen coats of mail, helms and axes, swords and spears hanging;
• 12.020 in size but provided with a bitter sword
• 12.072 my teeth are swords,
• 15.037 The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
• 17.003 At the beginning of the narrow way they laid aside sword
• 17.031 but each of them had also a short broad sword at his side
• 17.050 Their spears and swords shone
• 17.051 and beside them came the men of the Lake with long swords.
• 18.032 the elvish sword that had been taken from Thorin
• 19.002 Though sword shall be rusted,
• 19.032 Eyes that fire and sword have seen
• 19.039 His sword he hung over the mantelpiece.

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