Then the great spider, who had been busy tying him up while he dozed, came from behind him, and came at him. He could only see the thing's eyes, but he could feel its hairy legs as it struggled to wind abominable threads round and round him. It was lucky that he had come to his senses in time. Soon he would not have been able to move at all. As it was, he had a desperate fight before he got free. He beat he creature off with his hands - it was trying to poison him to keep him quiet, as small spiders do to flies - until he remembered his sword and drew it out. Then the spider jumped back, and he had time to cut his legs loose. After that it was his turn to attack. The spider evidently was not used to things that carried such a stings at their sides, or it would have hurried away quicker. Bilbo came at it before it could disappear and stuck it with his sword right in the eyes. Then it went mad and leaped and danced and flung out it's legs in horrible jerks, until he killed it with another stroke; and then he fell down and remembered nothing. There was the usual dim grey light of the forest-day about him when he came to his senses. The spider lay dead beside him, and his sword blade was stained black. Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or anynone else, made a great difference to Mr.Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath.
- I will give you a name- he said to it - I shall call you Sting.
® Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bilbo fighting the giant spider.
Here ends elven part of Mirkwood and begins dark part of the forest, overtaken by evil power.
"I shall call you Sting."
The spider design - created by me.
Bilbo himself. Yes, the Ring is a LEGO, but it's not my design.
Quoting Ryan "Ronin" Dragonslayer
Nice rendition of this scene. Your Mirkwook is okay but there should be ten times as many trees. I love your spider design and I like that you included Bilbo slaying it.
It's not so easy, I spent all my leaves. Perhaps you're right, but I wouldn't be able take photos of Bilbo and spider if here were 30 trees ;) Anyway, thank you for comment :)