• And still Meriadoc the hobbit stood there blinking through his tears, and no one spoke to him, indeed none seemed to heed him. He brushed away the tears, and stooped to pick up the green shield that Eowyn had given him, and he slung it at his back. Then he looked for his sword that he had let fall; for even as he struck his blow his arm was numbed, and now he could only use his left hand.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings”, p.826, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt