Source: Pre-War of the Ring
Disclaimer: Tolkien created this world – Kortirion likes to play in its sand-box.
That grey fool thinks I do not see what he’s doing, worming his way into my son’s affections, belittling my ability to rule. He thinks I do not notice when they disappear into the library for hours - to study the scrolls? They must think me blind. Yet I see clearer than they know.
Mithrandir wants to be seen as our saviour. He longs to usurp my place in my sons’ affections. Well, he might with Faramir, but my Boromir is made of sterner stuff. He’ll not be blinded by paltry wizard’s tricks or seduced by tales of elves and kings!