The Tower of Cirith Ungol

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Chapter from "The Return of the King" by J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Tower of Cirith Ungol

  1. 1. Entering The Tower of Cirith Ungol Chris Ryan
  2. 2. “ [Sam] His head ached and his eyes saw PHANTOM lights in the darkness , but he struggled to steady himself and think” (Tolkien 181).
  3. 3. “He no longer had any doubt about his duty: he must rescue his master or perish in the attempt” (Tolkien 181).
  4. 4. “ He crept cautiously out. All was ominously quiet. The light was no more than that of dusk at a dark day’s end ” (Tolkien 182).
  5. 5. “ Sam looked up towards the orc-tower, and suddenly from its narrow windows lights stared out like small red eyes” (Tolkien 182).
  6. 6. “ Sam shuddered and tried to force himself to move. There was plainly some devilry going on” (Tolkien 183).
  7. 7. “ He drew Sting and ran towards the open gate. But as he was about to pass under its great arch he felt a shock ” (Tolkien 187).
  8. 8. “ He looked about, and then within the shadow of the gate he saw the Two Watchers” (Tolkien 187).
  9. 9. “ They seemed to be carved out of huge blocks of stone, immovable, and yet they were aware: some dreadful spirit of evil vigilance abode in them. They knew an enemy. Visable or invisable, none could pass unheeded. They would forbid his entry, or his ESCAPE ” (Tolkien 187).
  10. 10. “ And from those evil heads there came a high shrill cry that echoed in the towering walls before him. Far up above, like an answering signal, a harsh bell clanged a single stroke” (Tolkien 188).
  11. 11. “ ‘ That’s done it!’ said Sam. ‘Now I’ve rung the front door bell’” (Tolkien 188).

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