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but near at hand they could see the southward road, now bearing away from the
black roots of the hills and slanting westwards. Beyond it were slopes covered
with sombre trees like dark clouds, but all about them lay a tumbled heathland, ...
'No paths beyond the road. No paths. We must go to the Cross-roads. But make
haste! Be silent!' As furtively as scouts within the campment of their enemies, they
crept down on to the road, and stole along its westward edge under the stony ...
Here the road, gleaming faintly, passed over the stream in the midst of the valley,
and went on, winding deviously up towards the city's gate: a black mouth opening
in the outer circle of the northward walls. Wide flats lay on either bank, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - WolfORourc - www.librarything.com
My absolute favorite story, but as an adult I have a hard time with the heavy use of passive voice and the simple verbs. Granted, Tolkien wrote the book for children, but I can only give 4 stars for the language and the slow passages. Read full review
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This book changed my life. Before it I was a spotty 14 year old hooked on my science studies. Then I read LOTR, and, at the same time, discovered women existed and.....but thats enough of that. You ... Read full review
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