“ [Sam] His head ached and his eyes saw PHANTOM lights in the darkness , but he struggled to steady himself and think” (Tolkien 181).
“He no longer had any doubt about his duty: he must rescue his master or perish in the attempt” (Tolkien 181).
“ He crept cautiously out. All was ominously quiet. The light was no more than that of dusk at a dark day’s end ” (Tolkien 182).
“ Sam looked up towards the orc-tower, and suddenly from its narrow windows lights stared out like small red eyes” (Tolkien 182).
“ Sam shuddered and tried to force himself to move. There was plainly some devilry going on” (Tolkien 183).
“ He drew Sting and ran towards the open gate. But as he was about to pass under its great arch he felt a shock ” (Tolkien 187).
“ He looked about, and then within the shadow of the gate he saw the Two Watchers” (Tolkien 187).
“ They seemed to be carved out of huge blocks of stone, immovable, and yet they were aware: some dreadful spirit of evil vigilance abode in them. They knew an enemy. Visable or invisable, none could pass unheeded. They would forbid his entry, or his ESCAPE ” (Tolkien 187).
“ And from those evil heads there came a high shrill cry that echoed in the towering walls before him. Far up above, like an answering signal, a harsh bell clanged a single stroke” (Tolkien 188).
“ ‘ That’s done it!’ said Sam. ‘Now I’ve rung the front door bell’” (Tolkien 188).