Bard the Bowman

The Black Arrow by Ted Nasmith
The Black Arrow by Ted Nasmith

“Wait! Wait!” [the thrush] said to him. “The moon is rising. Look for the hollow of the left breast as he flies and turns above you!”

“Arrow!” said the bowman. “Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true King under the mountain, go now and speed well!”

The Hobbit, Ch 14 Fire and Water