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'''The Field of Cormallen''' is the fourth chapter of the sixth book in [[The Return of the King]].
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'''The Field of Cormallen''' is the fourth chapter of the second book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
The narrative returns to [[Gandalf]] and those outside the [[Black Gate]]. To the north, the [[Captains of the West]] founder on the hills outside the Gate, surrounded by a dark, rolling sea of [[Orcs]] and [[Wild Men]]. Gandalf stands proudly, white and calm, with no shadow falling upon him. Suddenly, a great cry rises up: “The [[Eagles]] are coming!” Out of the north arrives a company of great eagles, led by [[Gwaihir]] the [[Windlord]]. The will of [[Sauron]] falters, and all the armies of [[Mordor]] quail in terror. A great roar shakes the hills. Gandalf cries in victory that the [[Ring-bearer]] has completed his quest, and that the reign of Sauron has ended. As Gandalf speaks, a huge shadow rises in the south, extending across the sky like a giant hand, and then vanishes in the wind with a great rush.
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The narrative returns to [[Gandalf]] and those outside the [[Black Gate]]. To the north, the [[Captains of the West]] foundered on the hills outside the Gate, surrounded by a dark, rolling sea of [[Orcs]] and [[Men of Darkness|Wild Men]]. Gandalf stood proudly, white and calm, with no shadow falling upon him. Suddenly, a great cry rose up: “The [[Eagles]] are coming!”<ref>{{RK|Gate}}</ref> Out of the north arrived a company of great eagles, led by [[Gwaihir]] the [[Windlord]]. The will of [[Sauron]] faltered, and all the armies of [[Mordor]] quailed in terror. A great roar shook the hills. Gandalf cried in victory that the [[Ring-bearers|Ring-bearer]] had completed his quest, and that the reign of Sauron has ended.<ref>{{RK|Doom}}</ref> As Gandalf spoke, a huge shadow rose in the south, extending across the sky like a giant hand, and then vanished in the wind with a great rush.
  
[[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] leads the Captains in a great sweep over the plains. Gandalf then soars into Mordor on the back of Gwaihir. Meanwhile, [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], still in the heart of Mordor, have given up all hope of survival. As they talk quietly below the ruin of [[Mount Doom]], Gwaihir spots them. Two eagles sweep down and lift the hobbits into the air.
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[[Aragorn]] led the Captains in a great sweep over the plains. Gandalf then soared into Mordor on the back of Gwaihir. Meanwhile, [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], still in the heart of Mordor, had given up all hope of survival. As they talked quietly below the ruin of [[Mount Doom]], Gwaihir spotted them before they lost consciousness. Two eagles swept down and lifted the hobbits into the air.
  
When Sam wakes, he finds himself on a soft bed in [[Ithilien]], the eastern lands of [[Gondor]]. He first comments on the extraordinary dream he has just had and then cries out in astonishment that his dream actually happened. Frodo sleeps next to Sam, and Gandalf watches over the two of them. The wizard says that a great Shadow has departed, asks the [[Hobbits]] to dress in their worn and ragged attire, and escorts them out of the wood. They are to attend a reception hosted by the [[King of Gondor]].
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When Sam awoke, he found himself on a soft bed in [[Ithilien]], the eastern lands of [[Gondor]]. He first commented on the extraordinary dream he had just had and then cried out in astonishment that his dream actually happened. Frodo slept next to Sam, and Gandalf watched over the two of them. The wizard said that a great Shadow had departed, asked the [[Hobbits]] to dress in their worn and ragged attire, and escorted them out of the wood. They were to attend a reception hosted by the [[Kings of Gondor|King of Gondor]].
  
A great throng of people awaits the Hobbits. At their emergence, the crowd bursts into thunderous applause, singing songs in praise of the Hobbits. Frodo and Sam approach a great throne, where Aragorn welcomes them. He lifts them and sets them on the throne, and the joy of the people flows over them like a warm wind. In a regal ceremony, Frodo bequeaths his knife [[Sting]] to Sam, who initially resists but finally accepts the gift. That evening, Frodo and Sam attend a generous feast. They reunite with their old companions. Sam is greatly surprised by Pippin, who seems to have grown several inches. The next morning, King Aragorn prepares to enter the great city of Gondor as its rightful ruler.
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A great throng of people awaited the Hobbits. At their emergence, the crowd burst into thunderous applause, singing [[Long live the Halflings! Praise them with great praise!|songs in praise of the Hobbits]]. Frodo and Sam approached a great throne, where Aragorn welcomed them. He lifted them and set them on the throne, and the joy of the people flowed over them like a warm wind. In a regal ceremony, Frodo bequeathed his knife [[Sting]] to Sam, who initially resisted but finally accepted the gift. That evening, Frodo and Sam attended a generous feast. They reunited with their old companions. Sam was greatly surprised by [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], who seemed to have grown several inches. The next morning, King Aragorn prepared to enter the great city of Minas Tirith as its rightful ruler.
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Latest revision as of 13:03, 19 January 2021

The Field of Cormallen
Chapter of The Return of the King
Number14
Synopsis
EventFrodo and Samwise rest and recover.
Date25 March-April 3019
LocationIthilien
PerspectiveFrodo, Samwise, and Gandalf
Navigation
<  Mount Doom (chapter)
The Steward and the King  >

The Field of Cormallen is the fourth chapter of the second book in The Return of the King.

[edit] Summary

The narrative returns to Gandalf and those outside the Black Gate. To the north, the Captains of the West foundered on the hills outside the Gate, surrounded by a dark, rolling sea of Orcs and Wild Men. Gandalf stood proudly, white and calm, with no shadow falling upon him. Suddenly, a great cry rose up: “The Eagles are coming!”[1] Out of the north arrived a company of great eagles, led by Gwaihir the Windlord. The will of Sauron faltered, and all the armies of Mordor quailed in terror. A great roar shook the hills. Gandalf cried in victory that the Ring-bearer had completed his quest, and that the reign of Sauron has ended.[2] As Gandalf spoke, a huge shadow rose in the south, extending across the sky like a giant hand, and then vanished in the wind with a great rush.

Aragorn led the Captains in a great sweep over the plains. Gandalf then soared into Mordor on the back of Gwaihir. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam, still in the heart of Mordor, had given up all hope of survival. As they talked quietly below the ruin of Mount Doom, Gwaihir spotted them before they lost consciousness. Two eagles swept down and lifted the hobbits into the air.

When Sam awoke, he found himself on a soft bed in Ithilien, the eastern lands of Gondor. He first commented on the extraordinary dream he had just had and then cried out in astonishment that his dream actually happened. Frodo slept next to Sam, and Gandalf watched over the two of them. The wizard said that a great Shadow had departed, asked the Hobbits to dress in their worn and ragged attire, and escorted them out of the wood. They were to attend a reception hosted by the King of Gondor.

A great throng of people awaited the Hobbits. At their emergence, the crowd burst into thunderous applause, singing songs in praise of the Hobbits. Frodo and Sam approached a great throne, where Aragorn welcomed them. He lifted them and set them on the throne, and the joy of the people flowed over them like a warm wind. In a regal ceremony, Frodo bequeathed his knife Sting to Sam, who initially resisted but finally accepted the gift. That evening, Frodo and Sam attended a generous feast. They reunited with their old companions. Sam was greatly surprised by Pippin, who seemed to have grown several inches. The next morning, King Aragorn prepared to enter the great city of Minas Tirith as its rightful ruler.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Black Gate Opens"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Mount Doom"