The Scouring of the Shire is the eighth chapter of the second book of The Return of the King, recounting all the events of the Scouring of the Shire.


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.