A Conspiracy Unmasked
|A Conspiracy Unmasked|
|Chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring|
|Event||Merry and Pippin reveal that they knew Frodo's plot all along; they decide that they should go through the Old Forest.|
|Date||25 September 3018|
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A Conspiracy Unmasked is the fifth chapter of the first book in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Up to this point, Frodo had told his companions that he had been moving to Crickhollow to live. As they reached this destination, Frodo realized that his companions had known all along that he had to dispose of the Ring and they were committed to helping him. Merry and Pippin had already decided to accompany Frodo to Rivendell. They agreed that it was better to go through the Old Forest than the road. Fatty Bolger was to stay behind to keep a normal appearance, so that others would think Frodo was living at Crickhollow. They retired for the night and Frodo dreamt that he was struggling to climb a tall tower near the seaside.