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The Lord of the Rings - Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

After the hobbits leave Tom's house, they happen across Goldberry as she stands on a hill. Meeting the four travelers, she tells them to travel quickly and safely through the Barrow-downs. The hobbits begin to cross the Barrow-downs quickly but, because they are making good time, they stop for lunch on top of a barrow. Unfortunately, they fall asleep and wake up to find that they are surrounded by dense fog. Realizing their plight, the hobbits quickly set out to travel through the fog, but they are separated.

Trying to find his companions, Frodo hears the other three hobbits calling for him and begging for help, but he cannot find them. In an attempt to find his friends, he calls for them, but instead of his friends, a ghostly figure approaches, and Frodo falls unconscious.

Frodo wakes up inside a barrow and sees Sam, Merry...

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