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The Lord of the Rings - Book 2, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 4 Summary

The Fellowship decides to move forward through Moria. Everyone but Gimli the dwarf is frightened of the place, but no one sees another choice.

As they wait for morning, a pack of wolves attacks the Fellowship. The Company fights them off valiantly, and Gandalf shows his power by setting the woods on fire. However, in the morning, the bodies of the wolves are gone, showing that the wolves were not normal wolves. In fact, they were agents of Sauron. The Company travels to the gates of Moria as quickly as possible in order to escape the wolves and, as they near the entrance, they see a large pool standing in front of the entrance. Since a pony will not be able to travel through Moria, they send Bill off, much to Sam's regret.

That night, as the moon comes out, lines of light show the...

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