∟ The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t.
Being very close friends with Sam, Rosie expected that she and him would eventually marry, and expecting a marriage proposal soon she didn’t like it when she heard Sam had left the Shire. Though not pleased that he was away for a year, she waited for him patiently. Sam and Rosie were finally married on May 1, 3020 and moved to Bag End. Sam and Rosie had thirteen children.