Just watched ROTK tonight, in the scene where Shelob stings Frodo, my brother realized something interesting... how did Shelob sting Frodo while Frodo was wearing the mithril vest? Maybe it stang Frodo below the vest (then I guess there won't be any little Bagginses coming from him if he had stayed!)? Even the cave troll couldn't pierece Frodo's mithril vest, how did Shelod sting him? Just wondering... I don't know how that scene played out in the book... I'm reading it, but still working through FOTR right now, so I still have some way to go... any one knows?