There were lots of clothes, too, hanging on the walls - too small for trolls, I am afraid they belonged to victims - and among them were several swords of various makes, shapes and sizes. Two caught their eyes particularly, because of their beautiful scabbards and jewelled hilts.
Gandalf and Thorin each took one of these; and Bilbo took a knife in a leather sheath. It would have made only a tiny pocket-knife for a troll, but it was as good as a short sword for a hobbit.
The Hobbit, Chapter 2
Sting, by Michelle Thompson
There And Back Again
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