• A nice pickle they were all in now: all neatly tied up in sacks, with three angry trolls (and two with burns and bashes to remember) sitting by them, arguing whether they should roast them slowly, or mince them fine and boil them, or just sit on them one by one and squash them into jelly.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Hobbit”, p.27, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt