All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
~As written and recited by Bilbo Baggins (The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 2, Ch. 2 "The Council of Elrond")
~As written in Gandalf's letter (The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 1, Ch. 10 "Strider")
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