“Elves?” said a third, doubtfully.
“Nay, not elves,” said the fourth, the tallest, and as it appeared the chief among them. “Elves do not walk in Ithilien in these days. And elves are wondrous fair to look upon, or so ’tis said.”
“Meaning we’re not, I take you,” said Sam. “Thank you kindly.”

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