In The Lord of the Rings there was a conversation between two orcs, where one of them expressed the desire to leave Mordor and return to a life of small scale brigandry.
Who was this orc, and in which book did this conversation occur?
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It's Gorbag's suggestion to Shagrat at the high pass above Minas Morgul. They have just taken the unconscious Frodo prisoner and Sam hears them though he and they are in different tunnels.
"...But anyway, if it does go well, there should be a lot more room. What d'you say? - if we get a chance, you and me'll slip off and set up somewhere on our own with a few trusty lads, somewhere where there's good loot nice and handy, and no big bosses.'
'Ah! ' said Shagrat. 'Like old times.'
The Two Towers, book IV, chapter 10 - The Choices of Master Samwise.