End of Chapter 2!
Not much here, but enough. Sam admits that he is upset that Frodo has to leave, and Frodo realizes how painful leaving home will be for him. Frodo makes Sam promise that he won’t say anything about Frodo going away, but Gandalf has a better plan. Sam will go with Frodo, to accompany him on his journey. Sam cries, happily.
Frodo pulls the worst sort of persuasion here. Telling Sam not to say anything about what he’s heard: “if you really care about me, you will keep that dead secret”. Really? “If you really care about me”? What a jerk! That’s the stereotypical thing any over-controlling person in a relationship says.
Insert joke about Frodo and Sam as lovers here.
So yes, Frodo tries to manipulate Sam, but Gandalf steps in and “punishes” Sam so hard that he breaks down in tears. These are our protagonists? Maybe they just seem really bad because the most antagonistic characters we’ve seen so far are the Sackville-Bagginses.
And that brings the second chapter to an end. Sounds like the journey is set to start! There’s not much more to say, except get excited for Chapter 3 tomorrow!
“‘Me go and see Elves and all! Hooray!’ he shouted, and then burst into tears.”