End of chapter. Short page.
Faramir is letting Frodo go. He doesn’t want him to follow Gollum, but he has no choice but to do so. Fully expecting them never to meet again, Faramir wishes that Frodo, one day, will tell him the story of this adventure. Farewell for now.
Today’s Gollum Meter: 24 – “Murder? Faramir smells murder in the air!”
Yes, Faramir believes that Gollum has done some murder in his past. Why, that’s true!
Also in truth, Faramir believes that there is no chance that Frodo comes out of this alive. It would be a fool’s hope to think that Frodo could ever be successful in his quest. Even then, only a fool would also believe that he would have the strength to turn around and save his skin after so obstinately sticking to the plan, dangerous though it is. Hey, call me a fool.
I’ve been doing this for so many days in a row…maybe I am a fool.
No one dies today.
“He rose and bowed low to Frodo, and drawing the curtain passed out into the cave.”