The Fellowship of the Ring
"Behind that there was something else at work, beyond any design of the Ring-maker. I can put it no plainer than by saying that Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, and not by its maker. In which case you also were meant to have it. And that may be an encouraging thought." (1.2.116)
I've only just remembered, sir. It was like this: when I go back to our hole yesterday evening with the key, my dad, he said to me: Hallo, Sam! he says. I thought you were away with Mr. Frodo this morning. There's been a strange customer asking for Mr. Baggins and Bag End, and he's only just gone. I've sent him on to Bucklebury. Not that I liked the sound of him. He seemed mighty put out, when I told him Mr. Baggins had left his home for good. Hissed at me, he did. It gave me quite a shudder. What sort of fellow was he? says I to the Gaffer. I don't know, says he; but he wasn't a Hobbit. He was tall and black like, and he stooped over me. I reckon it was one of the Big Folk from foreign parts. He spoke funny. (1.3.91)
"Well, that's that," said Pippin. "On the whole I would rather have our job than Fatty's – waiting here till Black Riders come."
"You wait till you are well inside the Forest," said Fredegar. "You'll wish you were back here with me before this time tomorrow." (1.5.92-93)