|The Scouring of the Shire|
|Title||The Scouring of the Shire|
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The Scouring of the Shire is the 8th chapter in the second book of The Return of the King (novel).
Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin arrive in the Shire to find it taken over by Sharkey at Bag End; Battle of Bywater; the hobbits find Saruman and Wormtongue at Bag End; Wormtongue kills Saruman, and is then killed himself by hobbit archers.