In that hour of trial it was the love of his master that helped most to hold him firm; but also deep down in him lived still unconquered his plain hobbit-sense: he knew in the core of his heart that he was not large enough to bear such a burden, even if such visions were not a mere cheat to betray him. The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due, not a garden swollen to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command.
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Sam has my favourite temptation from the ring - it offers him the power to turn the whole world into his garden. And even though at first he thinks ‘yes, I could make everything so beautiful and alive,’ deep down he’s like ‘no wait that’s silly why would I want the whole world as my garden?’ And it’s just… so hobbity.