It was his turn to sleep first, and he was soon deep in a dream.He thought he was back in the Bag End garden looking for something; but he had a heavy pack on his back, which made him stoop. It all seemed very weedy and rank somehow, and thorns and bracken were invading the beds down near the bottom hedge.
"A job of work for me, I can see; but I'm so tired," he kept on saying. Presently he remembered what he was looking for. "My pipe!" he said,a nd with that he woke up.
Anyone like to dissect this one? We don't often get a chance to look into Sam's subconcious which leads me to believe that this dream is outstanding in some way. I find the reference to the heavy pack making him stoop inferring that he was wanting to rise "higher" to seek his goal.
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From: jerseyshore Sent: 3/16/2003 4:52 PM I think the heavy pack is the burden of helping Frodo to accomplish his mission. I think he would much rather be home in the Shire with his creature comforts--like the pipe, a glass of ale and a more congenial company than Gollum. The garden reflects the rough path he has entered on and the great difficulty of accomplishing his purpose.
"You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"