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The Lord of the Rings Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 4, Chapter 6 Summary

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Book 4, Chapter 6 Summary

In the cave, Faramir wakes Frodo to tell him that Gollum is catching fish in the pool near the waterfall. Technically speaking, Faramir is required, by law, to kill Gollum as a trespasser. However, Frodo begs Faramir to spare Gollum for reasons of which Frodo is not even sure.

Instead, Frodo lures Gollum toward the waterfall. There, men jump out of hiding, capture him, bind him, blindfold him and take him behind the waterfall. Once they bring Gollum in, Faramir interrogates him and tells him that he must never tell anyone of the location of their hiding place. With the choice between death and keeping a secret, Gollum swears by the Ring never to speak a word of their hideout. Hearing this, Faramir gives Gollum into the care of Frodo.

Faramir asks Frodo and Gollum where they will go in order to enter Mordor. Hearing...

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