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  • Chapter 4 The Siege of Gondor Pippin was roused by Gandalf.
  • Slowly the great siege-towers built in Osgiliath rolled forward through the dark.
  • Shot and dart fell thick; siege-towers crashed or blazed suddenly like torches.
  • After a while the king led his men away somewhat eastward, to come between the fires of the siege and the outer fields.
  • Ahead nearer the walls Elfhelm’s men were among the siege-engines, hewing, slaying, driving their foes into the fire-pits.
  • But they had not yet overthrown the siege, nor won the Gate.
  • But ere long it may well come to pass that Minas Tirith is surrounded, and unless you have the strength to break a siege of many powers, the Lord Denethor bids me say that he judges that the strong arms of the Rohirrim would be better within his walls than without.
  • Victory cannot be achieved by arms, whether you sit here to endure siege after siege, or march out to be overwhelmed beyond the River.
  • Victory cannot be achieved by arms, whether you sit here to endure siege after siege, or march out to be overwhelmed beyond the River.
  • And when he learned that at the siege of Gondor there had been a great number of these beasts but that they were all destroyed, he thought it a sad loss.

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  • The Siege of Leningrad lasted 872 days.
  • The company feels under siege.

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