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Frodo raises himself up and looks at Gandalf.

          Gandalf! What is it? Gandalf returns his
          attention to Frodo.

          Nothing, Frodo...

Sam runs to Frodo's bedside. He is overjoyed to find Frodo

          Frodo! Frodo! Bless you, you're awake!!

          Sam has hardly left your side.

          We were worried about you--weren't we,
          Mr. Gandalf?

          By the skills of Lord Elrond, you're
          beginning to mend. ELROND, LORD OF THE
          HIGH ELVES, steps up to Frodo's

bedside...his face is neither old nor young, though in it is
written the memory of many things both glad and sorrowful.

          Welcome to Rivendell, Frodo Baggins.
          Frodo sits up, looking at Elrond with

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WIDE ON: RIVENDELL... a small cluster of elegant Elven
Buildings sitting in a Shangri-la like Valley below towering
cliffs and snow capped mountains.



                    ELROND (V.O.)
          You have found your way to the last
          homely house east of the sea. The elves
          of Imladris have dwelt within this valley
          for three thousand years through few of
          my kin now remain. Frodo looks out from
          his balcony.

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Frodo and Sam walk together. Suddenly, the voices of Merry
and Pippin can be heard as they bound up to Frodo and throw
their arms around him.

          Frodo! Frodo!

Sam looks past Frodo smiling... a bent figure sits alone on a
bench, in the Sun. Close on: Frodo turning, following Sam's


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Close on: BILBO BAGGINS! He breaks in to a broad grin as
Frodo rushes forward to embrace him. Bilbo has aged
significantly since we last saw him.

          Hello, Frodo, my lad!


LATER... Frodo is turning the neatly inscribed title page of
a red leather bound journal:

                    FRODO (CONT'D)
          "There and back again: A Hobbit's tale"
          by Bilbo Baggins.

Bilbo smiles Proudly. He is sitting with Frodo on a terrace
overlooking a Waterfall. Frodo looks at Page after page of
beautiful Handwriting, with intricate Maps and Drawings.



                    FRODO (CONT'D)
          This is wonderful.

          I meant to go back...wander the paths of
          Mirkwood, visit Laketown, see the Lonely
          Mountain again...but age, it seems, has
          finally caught up with me.

Frodo turns a page...there before him, is a map of the Shire.

          I miss the Shire...I spent all my
          childhood pretending I was off somewhere
 with you, on one of your
              (Looks at Bilbo)
          But my own adventure, turned out to be
          quite different...I'm not like you,

          My dear boy...

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Sam busily tries to stuff more and more things into his
already full pack...pots and pans, blankets, cooking
utensils, provisions, clothes.

          No, what have I forgotten? Pull back to
          reveal Frodo, hands in his pocket,
          watching Sam.

          Packed already?

Sam looks up, startled.

              (slightly embarrassed)
          No harm in being prepared. Frodo strolls
          to the edge of the Balcony.

          I thought you wanted to see the Elves,



          I do...

          More than anything.

          I did. It's just...we did what Gandalf
          wanted, didn't we? We got the Ring this
          far, to Rivendell...and I thought...
          seeing as how you're on the mend, we'd be
          off soon. Off home.

          You're right, Sam. Frodo looks at Sam...

                    FRODO (CONT'D)
          ...we did what we set out to do. Frodo
          opens his hand, the Ring sits in his

                    FRODO (CONT'D)
          The ring will be safe in Rivendell. I am
          ready to go home.