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The Lord of the Rings - Book 5, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Chapter 9 Summary

Gimli and Legolas walk up the roads of Minas Tirith, critiquing the quality of the city and its construction. Realizing how much better the dwarves and elves could make the city, they resolve to bring them there to make the necessary improvements in its stonework and gardens. Then, as they climb up to the Houses of Healing, they meet Imrahil and tell him that there is a meeting of the Captains outside the city. Imrahil goes down immediately.

Meanwhile, Legolas and Gimli reach the Houses and Healing and speak with Merry and Pippin. Then, as they sit talking, Legolas sees seagulls flying along the river and he talks about how he wishes to go out on the sea. However, Gimli, Merry and Pippin all beg him to stay in Middle Earth.

In order to hear more about their adventures, Pippin asks Legolas and Gimli about...

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