Flight to the Ford

Sam: Look, Frodo. It's Mr. Bilbo's trolls. Mr. Frodo? He's going cold!

Pippin: Is he going to die?

Strider: He's passing into the shadow world. He'll soon become a wraith like them.

Merry: They're close.

Strider: Sam. Do you know the athelas plant?

Sam: Athelas?

Strider: Kingsfoil.

Sam: Kingsfoil, oh, that's a weed!

Strider: It may help to slow the poison. Hurry!

Arwen: What's this? A ranger, caught off his guard?

Arwen: [appearing as in a vision to Frodo] Frodo, im Arwen. Telin le thaed. Lasto beth nīn, tolo dan nan galad. (Frodo, I am Arwen. I've come to Hlep you. hear my voice. come back to the light.)

Merry: Who is she?

Arwen: Frodo.

Sam: She's an elf.

Arwen: He's fading. He's not going to last. We must get him to my father. I've been looking for you for two days.

Merry: where are you taking him?

Arwen: There are five wraiths behind you. Where the other four are, I do not know.

Strider: Dartho guin Beriain. Rych le ad tolthathon. (Stay with the hobbits. I'll send horses for you.)

Arwen: Hon mabathon. Rochon ellint im. (I'm the faster rider, I'll take him.)

Strider: Andelu i ven. (The road is too dangerous.)

Pippin: What are they saying?

Arwen: Frodo fīr. Ae athradon i hīr, tūr gwaith nīn beriatha hon. (Frodo is dying. If I can get across the river, the power of my people will protect him.) I do not fear them.

Strider: Be iest līn. Arwen. Ride hard. Don't look back.

Arwen: Noro lim, Asfaloth, noro lim! (Run fast, Asfaloth, run fast!)

Sam: What are you doing? Those wraiths are still out there!

[Arwen and Frodo speed across the landscape, pursued by all nine Ringwraiths.]

Arwen: Noro lim, Asfaloth!

[Arwen evades them, finally reaching the Ford of Bruinen. The Ringwraiths are stopped by the water.]

Wtich-King: Give up the halfling, she-elf!

Arwen: If you want him, come and claim him!

[The ringwraiths start to advance.]

Arwen: Nīn o Chithaeglir lasto beth daer; Rimmo nīn Bruinen dan in Ulaer!

[The river rages downstream, taking the Ringwraiths with it.]

Arwen: No, no! Frodo, no! Frodo don't give in! Not now! What grace is given me, let it pass to him. Let him be spared. Save him.

Elrond: Frodo, lasto beth nīn, tolo dan nan galad.


Frodo: Where am I?

Gandalf: You are in the house of Elrond. And it is 10 o'clock in the morning on October the 24th, if you want to know.

Frodo: Gandalf.

Gandalf: Yes, I'm here. And you're lucky to be here, too. A few more hours and you would've been beyond our aid. But you have some strength in you, my dear hobbit.

Frodo: What happened, Gandalf? Why didn't you meet us?

Gandalf: Oh, I am sorry Frodo. I was delayed.

[flashback to Isengard]

Saruman: The friendship of Saruman is not lightly thrown aside. One ill turn deserves another. It is over. Embrace the power of the ring or embrace your own destruction.

Gandalf: There is only one lord of the ring. Only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power.

[Gandalf leaps from Orthanc and is caught by an eagle.]

Saruman: So you have chosen death.

[back in Rivendell]

Frodo: Gandalf? What is it?

Gandalf: Nothing.

Sam: Frodo! Frodo!

Frodo: Sam!

Sam: Bless you, you're awake!

Gandalf: Sam has hardly left your side.

Sam: We were that worried about you, weren't we Mr. Gandalf?

Gandalf: By the skills of Lord Elrond, you're beginning to mend.

Elrond: Welcome to Rivendell, Frodo Baggins.