…to the GAP.
In actuality, Frodo and Sam are just following the lead from Faramir. He leads them off along with Mablung and Damrod. Meanwhile, Faramir admits to knowing a little bit more about Frodo’s relationship with Boromir than he lets on. Naturally, these things wouldn’t have been polite to speak about in front of the large group of men, so Faramir has saved this discussion for now. Frodo clearly did not get along with Boromir, and no one would be surprised if this thing known as “Isildur’s Bane” had something to do with it.
Yes, as we know, Boromir wanted the ring. Frodo was frightened by him, in the end.
So, in his mercurial nature, it appears that Faramir understands that Frodo wants to keep the truth about the ring secret. He can already tell that it’s what ended any sort of friendship between Boromir and Frodo. He also admits to knowing Boromir quite well, perhaps too well. One would hope so, anyway, from his brother.
But Faramir doesn’t seem to mistrust Frodo as much as he let on in front of everyone. Was it a trick?
Precisely. He has to lead his men with the illusion of taking Frodo and Sam in seriously and harshly, but he has no intention of harming them. Faramir is the best leader we’ve met so far, possibly, but no one gives him that recognition. Daddy issues.
No one dies today.
“‘For you must know that much…'”