BECOMING GUARD OF THE CITADEL
After informing him of the death of his eldest son, Pippin offers his service to Denethor. This pleases, and also amuses Denethor. Pippin swears an oath of allegance to Denethor and to Gondor. He is made a soldier of Gondor. Denethor orders Pippin to tell him stories of his son. He does so, and Denethor takes quite a liking to Pippin. On his second day of service, Denethor sends Pippin to collect his Guard uniform, which has been made specially for him.