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Black Gate is Closed
Before the next day dawns, the journey to Mordor is complete. Gollum and the Hobbits come to the tower of the Dark Lord just as the day guards are replacing the night guards. Smeagol says he knows of another entrance and offers to take the men there. Sam is still suspicious, but as Frodo looks at the tower, he sees troops approaching.
Once more Frodo puts his trust in Smeagol, who has twice had a chance to steal the ring or harm him. He is beginning to trust Smeagol. As Frodo contemplates what to do, four more winged creatures fly above. More troops approach, accompanied by Oliphaunts.
Smeagol has proved himself trustworthy despite momentary lapses. On the verge of an important decision, Frodo makes the decision to trust the man who was once his enemy.