Could someone kindly tell me exactly where in the book this quote is found? I need it for an exam tomorrow.

'Are you in pain, Frodo?' said Gandalf quietly as he rode by Frodo's side.

'Well, yes I am,' said Frodo. 'It's my shoulder. The wound aches, and the memory of darkness is heavy on me. It was a year ago today.'

'Alas! There are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured.' said Gandalf.

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    As I posted on your earlier question (its first revision at least), I think this is too broad. True, there are a definite number of editions of LOTR, but still... On a side note - I don't know the details but if you can remember the quote and chapter, page number should be unnecessary info. If your teacher says it's mandatory, you may want to tell him what was said above - the page will vary with editions, and it's not that much relevant...
    – Jenayah
    May 30, 2019 at 20:44
  • If you've read the book you can narrow it down quite easily. When and where would Gandalf ride next to Frodo indeed.
    – Amarth
    May 30, 2019 at 20:49
  • ...and that it was a year after Frodo was wounded narrows it down quite a bit. I believe most editions of LOTR and wikis have a day-by-day timeline, so you can work out exactly what was happening. May 30, 2019 at 20:50
  • Thank you Jenayah, Amarth & DC! May the road rise to meet you and the wind always at your back ;)
    – Roger
    May 30, 2019 at 21:18
  • I believe that, with the latest edit, the question is not too broad. It can be reasonably answered by saying what chapter the quote comes from and about where in that chapter it occurs (information that is include in the answer by Voldemort's Wrath).
    – Blackwood
    Jun 17, 2019 at 20:39

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Beginning of Chapter 7 (Homeward Bound)...

This happens to be, in my edition, page 325, though is probably different in yours because there can be many different editions. I suggest reading the Table of Contents to determine this.

Here's an excerpt:

Chapter 7

Homeward Bound

At last the hobbits had their faces turned towards home. They were eager now to see the Shire again; but at first they rode only slowly, for Frodo had been ill at ease. When they came to the Ford of Bruinen, he had halted, and seemed loth to ride into the stream; and they noted that for a while his eyes appeared not to see them or things about him. All that day he was silent. It was the sixth of October.

‘Are you in pain, Frodo?’ said Gandalf quietly as he rode by Frodo’s side.

‘Well, yes I am,’ said Frodo. ‘It is my shoulder. The wound aches, and the memory of darkness is heavy on me. It was a year ago today.’

‘Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured,’said Gandalf.

(Note that I am answering this to help you out, but it is still a very poor question!)

  • Thank you so much for this!!! Peace & prosperity in your life!
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    May 30, 2019 at 21:08
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