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How'd He Do That?

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Gondor

Jan 30 2013, 8:34pm


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In re-reading TLOR's for the 69th time, I came upon something ~ or it dawned on me for the first time, that something ain't right...

Firstly, The Fellowship enters Moria & Gollum starts following them, correct?

How the heck does Gollum get out of Moria and follow the company?

For starters, he's following the Company & the Chamber of Mazarbul is blocked from behind.

This requires another route...

But, the Bridge of Khazad-Dum has hundreds of Orcs and at least two trolls on that side, & on top of it, collapses, so isn't assessable.

Thirdly, Boromir plainly states that coming down the back way out of the Chamber of Mazarbul, now blocked was the only route: "The fire has cut them off. We are on the wrong side.".. And Gandalf states: "If we had come by the main road down from the upper halls, we should have been trapped here.. Let us hope the fire has cut off the pursuit." (which it indeed has without the trolls aid)

So since Gollum is on the wrong side, filled with Orcs & Trolls, no bridge over the chasm anyhow, how does Gollum get past the Orcs, out of Moria & right back on the remaining members of the Fellowship so quickly?

It seems rather implausible.

To top it off, Gollum arrives in Lorien ahead of the gang of Orcs ~ Frodo sees his pale eyes hours before the orcs arrive & Haldir leads them off..

Any comments/answers?

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Subject User Time
How'd He Do That? Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jan 30 2013, 8:34pm
    The orcs got out rather quickly CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 30 2013, 8:57pm
        No Time...Plus.... Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jan 30 2013, 11:00pm
    Assumptions Mim Send a private message to Mim Jan 30 2013, 11:24pm
        Silly Me Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jan 31 2013, 1:24am
            I'm very sorry that Tolkien didn't spell everything out for you. Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 31 2013, 3:35pm
                My Reply Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jan 31 2013, 4:45pm
                    explanations and speculation - something the Tolkiens started! noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 3 2013, 1:18pm
                        Other uses of the Bridge of Khazad-dum squire Send a private message to squire Feb 3 2013, 2:30pm
                            Nice one! I did say "tastes vary!"... // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 3 2013, 3:21pm
                    A bit of textual backup... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Feb 5 2013, 11:06am
                        Really like your post... literal versus literary aspects noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 5 2013, 11:29am
                        About the shafts CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 5 2013, 2:50pm
                            'Rope!' muttered Sam.... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 5 2013, 5:06pm
                            Thanks FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Feb 6 2013, 2:05pm
                                Excellent, as usual! // sador Send a private message to sador Feb 6 2013, 2:34pm
                                There are no final answers, but that one is a good one :) // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 6 2013, 6:23pm
    The mountain seemed to be riddled with tunnels and passages... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 30 2013, 11:44pm
        So he beat them all out. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jan 31 2013, 5:06am
        This +1 // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 5:03pm

 
 
 

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