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'Ride to Helm's Deep! Go not to the Fords of Isen, and do not tarry in the plain! I
must leave you for a while. Shadowfax must bear me now on a swift errand.'
Turning to Aragorn and fiomer and the men of the king's household, he cried: '
About the feet of the Hornrock it wound, and flowed then in a gully through the
midst of a wide green gore, sloping gently down from Helm's Gate to Helm's Dike.
Thence it fell into the Deeping Coomb and out into the Westfold Vale. There in
'Not far ahead now lies Helm's Dike, an ancient trench and rampart scored across
the coomb, two furlongs below Helm's Gate. There we can turn and give battle.' '
Nay, we are too few to defend the Dike,' said Theoden. 'It is a mile long or more, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - WolfORourc - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - williemeikle - LibraryThing
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
The Departure of Boromir
The Riders of Rohan
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