I was mentioning trust yesterday, and today sure confirms my thoughts. It just takes Frodo telling of the
Fellowship’s Company’s meeting in Rivendell and travel from there to mostly convince Faramir that he’s an okay dude. Frodo lists the members of the group, taking special care to bring up Boromir. His mention, and the recitation of some of his mysterious lines (“Seek for the Sword that was Broken. In Imladris it dwells.”), prove the point. Thankfully, Frodo keeps mention of the ring hidden.
However, as for right now, Faramir says that there is a great danger, and work to be done. He will return, but will leave two men to guard Frodo and Sam. Everyone exchanges pleasantries. That was easy.
Remember now, Boromir brought these words to Rivendell. There is more to the rhyme than what Frodo recites today, but Faramir understands his meaning. In fact, it was Faramir who first heard the rhyme in a dream. He heard the call, but it was Boromir who was sent to Rivendell.
Faramir has that small bit of mysticism that Boromir didn’t. So, once he hears Frodo say the beginning of the rhyme, his mind is much settled. And, of course, it certainly helps that Frodo and Sam are so polite. They can’t be spies if they’re polite! That’s not how it works.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
Whatever that means. Maybe we’re painting.
No one dies today.
“Close by, just under the dappling…”