The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 1: Chapter 11: A Knife In the Dark - Chapter 12: Flight To the Ford Summary & Analysis

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Back at Frodo’s house in Buckland, Fatty Bolger feels a fear in the night and sees the gate opened by an invisible hand. Knowing it is the Black Riders, he flees to the home of the Brandybucks who ring the town bell and make the Black Riders flee. At the inn, the Hobbits wake to find their horses gone. They leave Bree on foot but manage to buy a half-starved horse. Strider knows all the paths well and leads the group to Weathertop, a halfway point to Rivendell. When they arrive, they see the Black Riders close by and take shelter in a dell. That night, the Black Riders attack. Afraid, Frodo puts on the ring and is able to see the Riders’ features clearly — they have deadly white faces and no mercy in their...

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