Him se yldesta andswarode; werodes wisa, wordhord onleac.
"That noblest of men answered him; the leader of the warrior band unlocked his wordhoard."
And if you can believe it, I never made it through the entire LoTR trilogy, either. (!)Bryan S.AWS
Now I must say that I don't read much fiction anymore, but if you don't know Tolkein, you gotta be going to hell or something. That includes the Silmarillion.