Flight to the Ford
|Flight to the Ford|
|Chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring|
|Event||Glorfindel helps Frodo escape the Black Riders.|
|Location||Ford of Bruinen|
|< A Knife in the Dark|
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Flight to the Ford is the twelfth and last chapter in the first book of The Fellowship of the Ring.
When Frodo came to, he still had the Ring, much to his relief. The enemy seemed to have withdrawn, thinking that Frodo was dead or mortally wounded. Strider prepared a medicine made of leaves in boiling water and the scent calmed all of them. Though Frodo felt a little relief, he could not move his arm. In the morning Frodo was put on the pony and they set off. After several days they came to a river and crossed the Bridge. Strider found an Elf-stone which gave him hope. The journey proved hazardous and they strayed far to the north.
When they turned back toward Rivendell, they met Glorfindel, an elf who lived in the house of Elrond. Glorfindel told them that Gandalf had met him nine days earlier and that the Black Riders were after them. Glorfindel tried to help them cross the ford of Bruinen.
Just as they were about to cross the water, the Black Riders caught up to them with additional reinforcements. The Riders attacked Frodo's horse, and just as they were about to triumph, Frodo saw a shining figure of white light. The river rose and carried away the Black Riders and their horses.