If it lies in two pieces, how many pieces is it really in? Three? Just one? LYING PIECE OF…pieces.
Frodo is scared now. If Faramir tells the truth, and Boromir was slain, then how fared the rest of the
Fellowship Company? Did they too fall in a battle? Well, let’s logic this out.
NO, says Faramir. At least someone survived to give Boromir a burial in the boat. Stop freaking out. As for right now, Faramir should, according to his laws, kill Frodo and Sam. He won’t it seems, but they can’t be allowed to travel in this country, especially not after the ambush. The land will be closely watched by Sauron soon. Faramir will take Frodo and Sam to a safe place, that the enemies have not yet discovered.
See, not everybody’s dead! Yay! Just Boromir! And we’re kind of okay with that!
I kind of didn’t even think of the fact that Frodo and Sam have no idea what’s been happening to their friends all this time. Sure, they don’t know that Gandalf’s alive again, but who’s to tell them that everyone else is perfectly safe? And if they actually knew what craziness Merry and Pippin have been put through, they’d be crazy anxious to hear any news of their safety. Really, Boromir got a quick and easy death. Merry and Pippin had to be basically tortured by orcs for days on end. That’s not so great.
At least Faramir isn’t going to just kill Frodo and Sam. That would end the story pretty quick. But…
No one dies today.
“‘In the morning I will decide what is best for me to do, and for you.'”