''But fear no more! I would not take this thing, if it lay by the highway. Not were Minas Tirith falling in ruin and I alone could save her, so, using the weapon of the Dark Lord for her good and my glory. No, I do not wish for such triumphs, Frodo son of Drogo.'' JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, Book 4, Chapter 5: The Window on the West This painting was done as a cover for 'The Rejected Quarterly' (Winter/Spring 2004), a small literary magazine.