|A Conspiracy Unmasked|
|Title||A Conspiracy Unmasked|
|Location||Shire, Old Forest|
|Characters||Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Pippin, Merry|
|Previous||A Short Cut to Mushrooms|
|Next||The Old Forest|
A Conspiracy Unmasked is the fifth Chapter of the first book of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Takes place at Frodo's new house at Crickhollow. The title refers to Frodo about to tell Merry and Pippin about his quest, who he had previously believed not to know about it, and they tell him that they had known much of it all along. They also meet Fatty Bolger. Frodo decides to leave the next day through the Old Forest, as it is an unexpected direction, rather than travelling on the roads.