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The Lord of the Rings - Book 2, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 9 Summary

The Company continues along the River. Pippin and Merry ride in the boat with Boromir, Frodo and Sam ride with Aragorn, and Legolas and Gimli share the third boat. Finally, the Company leaves the woods and enters a wide wasteland that makes them feel naked and exposed on the river.

Sam is too frightened of boats to paddle, so he keeps watch on the bow. However, one night, he wakes up from sleep and sees a log that seems to have eyes. Frightened, he tells Frodo about it, and Frodo tells him it is Gollum. Realizing that this is a dangerous state of affairs, Frodo tells Aragorn about it, but Aragorn was already well aware of him.

As the Fellowship continues down the river, they come near the rapids of Sarn Gebir and orcs attack them from a riverbank. However, the Company escapes unscathed and...

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