Shelob's Lair (manuscript)
Shelob's Lair is a manuscript page by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Two Towers. It is kept at the Bodleian Library (MS. Tolkien Drawings 81). The manuscript, featuring a sketch of Shelob's Lair and the Tower of Cirith Ungol, was first written in pencil, before Tolkien went over it in ink.
"The writing accompanying this picture is a fragment of an early draft of the passage in The Two Towers (Book IV, Chapter 8, The Stairs of Cirith Ungol) in which is described Sam and Frodo's first sight of the Tower of Cirith Ungol. In this draft Gollum had already disappeared at this point in the story."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "The Romance of the Middle Ages: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings" , Bodleian Library: The Romance of the Middle Ages (accessed 14 February 2012)