I was reading in the first volume of the Lord of the Rings recently, and ran across this quote when Gandalf and Frodo are talking about the Ring for the first time after its true nature has been discovered.
"There wasn’t any permanent harm done, was there?" asked Frodo anxiously. "He would get all right in time, wouldn’t he? Be able to rest in peace, I mean?"
What did Tolkien mean by "rest in peace"? Evidently, in modern terms it usually refers to death, but was that what Frodo was referring to, or was this a foreshadowing of Bilbo's journey across the sea?