Did Saruman (The White Wizard) use magic spells and/or his voice to speed up the Uruk-Hai during their race from Boromir's death to Isengard- AND simultaneously hinder and/or slow down Aragorn, Legolas, & Gimli's pursuit?
'There is something strange at work in this land. I distrust the silence. I distrust even the pale Moon. The stars are faint; and I am weary as I have seldom been before, weary as no Ranger should be with a clear trail to follow. There is some will that lends speed to our foes and sets an unseen barrier before us: a weariness that is in the heart more than in the limb.'
'Truly!' said Legolas. 'That I have known since first we came down from the Emyn Muil. For the will is not behind us but before us'. He pointed away over the land of Rohan into the darkling West under the sickle moon.
'Saruman!' muttered Aragorn.' But he shall not turn us back! Halt we must once more; for...'
The Fellowship just perceived it to have come from the enemy.'Caradhras was called the Cruel, and had an ill name,' said Gimli, ' long years ago, when rumour of Sauron had not been heard in these lands.' - from 'The Ring Goes South' in FotR.
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