Sam yelled and brandished Sting, but his little voice was drowned in the tumult. No one heeded him. The great doors slammed to. Boom. The bars of iron fell into place inside. Clang. The gate was shut. Sam hurled himself against the bolted brazen plates and fell senseless to the ground. He was out in the darkness.
J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Book IV, chapter 10: 'The Choices of Master Samwise'