Um…it’s our last chapter 2 ever…
I could be really annoying and have something like that everyday (OMG…our last 7th page of a 2nd chapter ever!), but that would be, well…annoying. I won’t do that.
Today begins Frodo and Sam’s life outside of Cirith Ungol, and they begin by running at full tilt away from the Nazgûl that has undoubtedly caught on to them. Frodo worries that their actions will give them right away, because orcs (as they are disguised now) would be running to the tower, not from it. In fact, they hear hooves approaching, appearing to be orcs doing just that. Frodo and Sam duck off the road to try and hide.
Unfortunately, this chapter’s title gives very few hints as to what will be going on. Though I loathed that earlier, as it gave things away, now I’m just looking to move forward. A chapter title as dull as this suggests that there won’t be much more than walking. And, remember, we’ve had plenty of walking. Granted, the danger of Mordor makes it a more interesting place to simply walk into (which, by the way, has now been done), but going from point A to point B still isn’t the most exciting thing in the world.
Actually, speaking of walking into Mordor, Frodo didn’t quite do that. Technically speaking, he was simply carried into Mordor. Sam simply walked in, which I guess makes him the luckiest pedestrian in Middle-earth. Remember, one does not simply do that.
This is even heightened by the fact that Frodo and Sam hear horses approaching. Yes, that’s right, not even orcs (or whatever is coming) are simply walking in Mordor. This is a place for fast animal walking. Heck, the Nazgûl is flying. Who’s walking? Frodo and Sam. That’s why they’re different.
No one dies today.
“Fortunately there was no longer any dread-…”