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The Lord of the Rings - Book 1, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 12 Summary

Frodo wakes up next to the fire. Sam, Pippin and Merry tell him that Aragorn chased off the Black Riders, but they do not know where he is. Soon, Aragorn returns, checks Frodo's wound and leaves to return with healing herbs known as athelas. Then, as Aragorn searches the ground around the camp, he finds a cursed knife on the ground. Part of the blade has been chipped off, meaning that it is in Frodo's wound and moving inward. Then, as Aragorn holds the knife, the blade dissolves in his hand.

The company quickly sets out for Rivendell. They continue travelling through the countryside and woods for several days, though Frodo's wound hurts increasingly every day. Eventually, they meet the elf Glorfindel on the road and he helps them on their journey to Rivendell.

After several days, they approach the Ford of Bruinen near Rivendell...

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