‘In seven days we will go,’ said Aragorn.

‘For we shall ride with you far on the road,

even as far as the country of Rohan.

In three days now Éomer will return hither

to bear Théoden back to rest in the Mark,

and we shall ride with him to honour the fallen.

But now before you go I will confirm

the words that Faramir spoke to you,

and you are made free for ever of the realm of Gondor;

and all your companions likewise.

And if there were any gifts that I could give

to match with your deeds you should have them;

but whatever you desire you shall take with you,

and you shall ride in honour

and arrayed as princes of the land.’