Flotsam and Jetsam
|The Two Towers chapters|
Flotsam and Jetsam is the ninth chapter of the third book in The Two Towers.
Merry and Pippin tell their companions how they came to be at Isengard after escaping the Orcs and being helped by Ents. Merry tells them how the whole forest marched to Isengard and tore up the gates. Pippin then tells them how Saruman almost managed to escape but was spotted in time and took refuge in the stronghold of Orthanc that even the iron-tearing ents could not destroy. He also tells them how Gandalf came by and asked for Treebeard's help, which he gave. Pippin tells them how Wormtongue came to give Saruman a message, but seeing the destruction he wanted to leave. At that point Treebeard captured him and that is how he came to be cloistered with Saruman.