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The Lord of the Rings - Study Guide Book 4, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Frodo and Sam continue to follow Gollum toward Cirith Ungol. When they reach the bridge to Minas Morgul, Frodo is tempted to walk across, but Sam stops him just in time. In fact, Sam pulls him down into a hiding spot by the road just as the Lord of the Nine Riders leads a great army of orcs from Mordor.

As the King of the Nazgûl passes by, the Ring grows heavier on Frodo's neck and Frodo is forced to fight off the temptation to put on the Ring. The King of the Nazgûl, who seems to sense Frodo, stops the army. Seeing this, Frodo despairs that all is lost but, finally, the Nazgûl Lord starts the march again and Frodo is saved.

After a long time, the army finishes marching by. Once the way is clear, Gollum leads them up two...

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