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Journey to the Cross-Roads

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On [[8 March]] {{TA|3019}}, [[Faramir]] bids farewell to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] as the [[Hobbits]] continue their journey into [[Mordor]]. He warns them to beware of the territory nearby, and never to drink from any of the waters flowing out of [[Imlad Morgul]], the Valley of Living Death. Faramir presents Frodo and Sam with packed food for their journey, as well as staves to support them in their fatigue. [[Gollum]] is brought out of captivity, and all three are blindfolded as they are taken out of Faramir’s hideaway.
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On [[8 March]] {{TA|3019}}, [[Faramir]] bade farewell to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] as the [[Hobbits]] continued their journey into [[Mordor]]. He warned them to beware of the territory nearby, and never to drink from any of the waters flowing out of [[Imlad Morgul]], the Valley of Living Death. Faramir presented Frodo and Sam with packed food for their journey, as well as staves to support them in their fatigue. [[Gollum]] was brought out of captivity, and all three were blindfolded as they were taken out of Faramir's hideaway.
  
As the journey continues, Gollum reports that the area is dangerous and full of watching eyes. Frodo asks whether a dark shape in the distance is the [[Morgul Vale]]. Gollum answers that it is indeed the valley, and says that they must move quickly to a place called the [[Cross-roads]].
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As the journey continued, Gollum reported that the area was dangerous and full of watching eyes. Frodo asked whether a dark shape in the distance is the [[Morgul Vale]]. Gollum answered that it was indeed the valley, and said that they must move quickly to a place called the [[Cross-roads]].
  
One night, Frodo and Sam awaken to find Gollum gone. Sam expresses relief that they are finally free of him, but Frodo reminds him of the help Gollum has given them in the past. Sam is suspicious, believing Gollum to be capable of tricks. Meanwhile, the atmosphere is changing; the daylight is somewhat dark and the air feels heavy and warm.  
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One night, Frodo and Sam awakened to find Gollum gone. Sam expressed relief that they were finally free of him, but Frodo reminded him of the help Gollum had given them in the past. Sam was suspicious, believing Gollum to be capable of tricks. Meanwhile, the atmosphere was changing; the daylight was somewhat dark and the air felt heavy and warm.  
  
It is [[10 March]] and on the afternoon, Gollum wakes Frodo and Sam with an urgent entreaty to get moving as soon as possible. He directs them eastward, up a slope to the Southward Road, which leads to the place he calls the Cross-roads. Gollum asserts that this is the only way to go.  
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It was [[10 March]] and on the afternoon, Gollum awoke Frodo and Sam with an urgent entreaty to get moving as soon as possible. He directed them eastward, up a slope to the Southward Road, which led to the place he called the Cross-roads. Gollum asserted that this was the only way to go.  
  
As they proceed toward the [[Southward Road]], they spot a headless statue of one of the ancient [[kings of Gondor]], now desecrated with graffiti. Sam finds the head lying nearby, a crown of golden flowers growing on it. Frodo comments that the forces of the evil [[Sauron]] cannot hold sway forever in the realm.
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As they proceeded toward the [[Southward Road]], they spotted a headless statue of one of the ancient [[kings of Gondor]], now desecrated with graffiti. Sam found the head lying nearby, a crown of golden flowers growing on it. Frodo commented that the forces of the evil [[Sauron]] could not hold sway forever in the realm.
  
 
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Journey to the Cross-Roads
Chapter of The Two Towers
Number7
Synopsis
EventFrodo, Sam and Gollum traverse North Ithilien
Date810 March T.A. 3019
LocationHenneth Annûn, North Ithilien, Morgul Vale, Cross-roads
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Journey to the Cross-Roads is the seventh chapter of the fourth book in The Two Towers.

Summary

On 8 March T.A. 3019, Faramir bade farewell to Frodo and Sam as the Hobbits continued their journey into Mordor. He warned them to beware of the territory nearby, and never to drink from any of the waters flowing out of Imlad Morgul, the Valley of Living Death. Faramir presented Frodo and Sam with packed food for their journey, as well as staves to support them in their fatigue. Gollum was brought out of captivity, and all three were blindfolded as they were taken out of Faramir's hideaway.

As the journey continued, Gollum reported that the area was dangerous and full of watching eyes. Frodo asked whether a dark shape in the distance is the Morgul Vale. Gollum answered that it was indeed the valley, and said that they must move quickly to a place called the Cross-roads.

One night, Frodo and Sam awakened to find Gollum gone. Sam expressed relief that they were finally free of him, but Frodo reminded him of the help Gollum had given them in the past. Sam was suspicious, believing Gollum to be capable of tricks. Meanwhile, the atmosphere was changing; the daylight was somewhat dark and the air felt heavy and warm.

It was 10 March and on the afternoon, Gollum awoke Frodo and Sam with an urgent entreaty to get moving as soon as possible. He directed them eastward, up a slope to the Southward Road, which led to the place he called the Cross-roads. Gollum asserted that this was the only way to go.

As they proceeded toward the Southward Road, they spotted a headless statue of one of the ancient kings of Gondor, now desecrated with graffiti. Sam found the head lying nearby, a crown of golden flowers growing on it. Frodo commented that the forces of the evil Sauron could not hold sway forever in the realm.