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Helm's Deep (chapter)

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Helm's Deep is the seventh chapter of the third book in The Two Towers.

Summary

On the second day of their journey, a messenger who tells them that Saruman has almost won meets the group. Gandalf leaves them with the excuse of having an errand to run. When they reach Helm's Deep, the battle is fierce and the Orcs seem to be winning. Suddenly, Theoden and his men ride up from behind, trapping the Orcs. Gandalf appears with a contingent of reinforcements. The Orcs flee into the forest, but the Ents capture them and the battle is over as quickly as it began.