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The Lord of the Rings - the Prologue

The world is changed.

to change - изменять, менять; переодеваться (об одежде)

I feel it in the water.

water - вода
to feel - чувствовать

I feel it in the earth.

earth - земля

I smell it in the air.

to smell - нюхать, пахнуть
air - воздух

Much that once was is lost.

lost - потерянный

For none now live who remember it.

to remember - помнить, запомнить, вспоминать

It began with the forging of the great rings.

to forge - ковать, выковывать

Three were given to the elves:

elf, elves - эльф, эльфи

Immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.

immortal - бессмертный
wisest - мудрейший
fairest - прекраснейший

Seven to the dwarf-lords:

Great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls.

miner - шахтер
craftsmen - мастер, ремесленник
mountain - гора

And nine...

...nine rings were gifted to the race of men...

ring - кольцо, ринг, круг
to gift - дарить, одарять, наделять

...who, above all else, desire power.

to desire - желать
power - власть, сила, мощность

For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race.

to bind - связывать, привязать
strength - сила, прочность
to govern - управлять, определять

But they were all of them deceived.

to deceive - обманывать

For another ring was made.

another - другой, иной

In the land of Mordor,

in the fires of Mount Doom

the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret

a master ring to control all others.

master - главный, основной, ведущий
to control - контролировать, управлять

And into this ring he poured his cruelty,

to pour - лить, полить, наливать, разливать
cruelty - жестокость, безжалостность

his malice and his will to dominate all life.

malice - злоба, злой умысел
to dominate - доминировать, господствовать

One Ring to rule them all.

to rule - управлять, править

One by one

the free lands of Middle-earth fell to the power of the ring.

free - свободный; бесплатный

But there were some who resisted.

to resist - сопротивляться, противостоять

A last alliance of men and elves marched against the armies of Mordor.

alliance - союз, альянс, объединение
to march - маршировать, шествовать
against - против

And on the slopes of Mount Doom, they fought for the freedom of Middle-earth.

slope - склон, скат, откос
to fight - бороться, сражаться, воевать
freedom - свобода

Victory was near.

near - возле, около, близ
victory - победа

But the power of the ring could not be undone.

to undone - отменить

It was in this moment when all hope had faded

hope - надежда
to fade - исчезать, угасать

that Isildur, son of the king, took up his father's sword.

son - сын
to take up - взять, поднять
sword - меч, шпага, сабля

Sauron, the enemy of the free peoples of Middle-earth, was defeated.

enemy - враг, противник
to defeat - побеждать, победить