Tree Roots

He rushed back to the bank.  Frodo was in the water close to the edge, and a great tree-root seemed to be over him and holding him down, but he was not struggling.  

Sam gripped him by the jacket, and dragged him fron under the root; and then with difficulty hauled him on to the bank. Almost at once he woke, and coughed and spluttered.

"Do you know, Sam." he said at length, "the beastly tree threw me in! I felt it. The big root just twisted round and tipped me in!" 

The Fellowship of the Ring 
by JRR Tolkien

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