‘Twas dimrill and the orcsy slaves
Did tire the weary company:
All fellowship nearing their graves
And hope wasn’t any.
“Beware the big Balrog, my son!
The shadowy wings, the fires of doom;
Beware Old Durin's Bane and shun
The fall into the Gloom!”
He took his dear Glamdring in hand,
Long time the manxome foe he fought,
Till reaching bottom, touching land,
His foe’s trail he sought.
And as the trail seeking he went,
The Balrog climbed the endless stair;
And bursting into flame, it sent
A blast that singed his hair.
One, two! One, two! And true and true
The fighting two went forward-back,
Till, in the fray, it crashed away
And everything went black.
“And hast thou slain the big Balrog?
Come to my arms, my Olorin!
A frabjous day, but go away
And come back when you win!”
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