I waited five years and am now rereading the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I love rediscovering my favorite parts.  They’re usually little, even incidental to the plot, just comments either profound or funny.  The whole section on Frodo waking up in Rivendell (the first time he wakes up in Rivendell) is wonderful, but this is my favorite interaction, when Frodo sees Merry and Pippin for the first time since their flight from the Ringwraiths.

`Hurray!’ cried Pippin, springing up. `Here is our noble cousin! Make way for Frodo, Lord of the Ring!’

‘Hush!’ said Gandalf from the shadows at the back of the porch. `Evil things do not come into this valley; but all the same we should not name them. The Lord of the Ring is not Frodo, but the master of the Dark Tower of Mordor, whose power is again stretching out over the world! We are sitting in a fortress. Outside it is getting dark.’

`Gandalf has been saying many cheerful things like that,’ said Pippin.

The second time Frodo wakes up in Rivendell also has one of my favorite quotes, but I’ll wait till I get there to share it.


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