Sam is Frodo's gardner, and a good one at that. While Frodo and Gandalf are discussing the one ring, Sam cant help but eavesdrop on the interesting conversation. After he is caught by Gandalf, he is told that he must accompany Frodo to Rivendell. Sam, excited by the fact that he finally gets to live his dream and see the elves, complies. Throughout their adventures, Sam is a very important character. When he finds that Frodo is missing (during the breaking of the Fellowship), instead of running to find his master, he uses his head, and figures out Frodo's plan to leave the fellowship in secret. He joins Frodo on the boat, and they begin their journey to Mordor. When they meet up with Gollum, Sam is very distrustful of the creature (and with good reason). When Gollum betrays the two hobbits by leading them to Shelob, he finds Frodo has been bitten by the fiendish spider, and thinks his master is dead. He takes the ring, and the sword, convinced that he must go on, for Frodo's sake. He later hears orcs conversing, and he finds that his master is still alive! With the phile of Galadriel (a gift given to Frodo from the great elven lady, he is able to blind the "watchers" of the tower, and slip through the invisible gate. It sets off an alarm, but to his surprise, no orcs come! As he looks for Frodo, he notices most of the orcs are dead, as if they've been fighting with one another. He roams through the tower, and runs into an orc. He finds out that all they've been fighting and killing for is the warm, elven cloak, which he has. The orc tries to overpower him, but when Sam grabs a hold of the ring, he looks mighty and powerful (for a hobbit), and the orc falls to it's doom. He then goes to the highest level of the tower, where Frodo is being held captive. There is an ugly orc over his master, so he yells at it. The orc runs after Sam, but falls through the opening to the room, and breaks it's neck. Sam helps Frodo to his feet, and gives him the ring and his cloak. He gives him orc armor to disguise themselves, but Frodo cant manage it. They make their way to mount doom, but in the end, he finds that his master is finally taken in by the ring. However, with Gollum sneaking around, he himself destroys the ring of doom. Sam and Frodo are carried away by the eagles, and return to the shire. After defending the shire from the evil that has inhabited it, Sam finds a nice plump hobbit wife, and begins his Shire life over again. Sam is a key character in the books, without Sam, Frodo may not have made it far at all. With a companion like this, it's no wonder they call him Samwise the brave.