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Perhaps something else was at work?

DanielLB
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Jan 8 2013, 6:13pm


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"What, just in time to meet Bilbo?" said Frodo. "Wouldn't an Orc have suited it better?"
"It is no laughing matter," said Gandalf. "Not for you. It was the strangest event in the whole history of the Ring so far: Bilbo's arrival just at that time, and putting his hand on it, blindly, in the dark.
There was more than one power at work, Frodo. The Ring was trying to get back to its master. It had slipped from Isildur's hand and betrayed him; then when a chance came it caught poor Deal, and he was murdered; and after that Gollum, and it had devoured him. It could make no further use of him: he was too small and mean; and as long as it stayed with him he would never leave his deep pool again. So now, when its master was awake once more and sending out his dark thought from Mirkwood, it abandoned Gollum. Only to be picked up by the most unlikely person imaginable: Bilbo from the Shire!
Behind that there was something else at work, beyond any design of the Ring-maker. I can put it no plainer than by saying that Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, and not by its maker. In which case you also were meant to have it. And that maybe an encouraging thought.


It might have nothing to do with Sting. It's more likely that something else was at work, perhaps intervention from the Valar (or even higher up)? Was it the Ring decided to leave? The quote suggests it wasn't the only force at play.


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Jan 8 2013, 6:22pm)

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"It abandoned Gollum" Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 8 2013, 5:59pm
    Interesting observation Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 8 2013, 6:01pm
        I don't think anyone would expect a Hobbit in general Rane Send a private message to Rane Jan 8 2013, 6:06pm
    Makes perfect sense to me Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 8 2013, 6:05pm
        lol Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:24pm
    Perhaps something else was at work? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 8 2013, 6:13pm
        I would say it was from Higher Up Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Jan 8 2013, 6:20pm
        Something else ... sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 9 2013, 1:29am
        There was also Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:53pm
    That is a brilliant interpretation HiddenSpring Send a private message to HiddenSpring Jan 8 2013, 7:07pm
        And the other forces at work Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:32pm
    Interesting stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 8 2013, 8:13pm
        If it was only about getting out of the cave, Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 8 2013, 10:05pm
            Perhaps it tried stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 9 2013, 1:17am
            "Except Gollum Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:42pm
        I thought Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:39pm
    I think it's more likely... dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Jan 9 2013, 12:09am
        I agree about the growing presence of Sauron Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:49pm
    Interesting theory Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 9 2013, 2:05am
    hang on - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 9 2013, 2:48pm
        Yes - to clarify: Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 2:55pm
            Thanks, guys - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 9 2013, 6:17pm
        Probably my fault DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 9 2013, 2:57pm
    Books v. films continuity Belung Jan 12 2013, 8:07pm

 
 
 

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