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PART III: "THE RETURN OF THE KING"
Pippin awakes on the way to Minas Tirith with Gandalf. As they near, Gandalf warns Pippin to be careful of what he reveals. Denethor, the leader, is Boromirís father. News of his sonís death is bound to cause some reaction.
Sure enough, Denethor is upset that Boromir died when a mere soldier like Pippin lives. Eventually, Denethor accepts Pippin and sends him off with a man, Beregond, to learn about the city and the upcoming war. Pippin and Beregond become fast friends, and Pippin finally feels like he has found a friend (since he has parted from Merry). When Pippin returns to his quarters after the Gate closes, Gandalf tells him to rest while he can, because soon there will be no time for rest.
The friendship between Pippin and Beregond is important, as later it will lead to some important sacrifices on the part of Pippin.