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INT. FRODO'S BEDROOM--RIVENDELL

Frodo raises himself up and looks at Gandalf.

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

                    GANDALF
          Nothing, Frodo...

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

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

                    GANDALF
          Sam has hardly left your side.

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

                    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.

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

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EXT. RIVENDELL VALLEY -- DAY

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



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                    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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EXT. RIVENDELL GARDENS -- DAY

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.

                     MERRY
          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
gaze...

                     FRODO
          Bilbo!

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EXT. RIVENDELL TERRACE -- DAY

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.

                    BILBO
          Hello, Frodo, my lad!

                     FRODO
          Bilbo!

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

                    FRODO (CONT'D)
              (reading)
          "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.



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                    FRODO (CONT'D)
          This is wonderful.

                    BILBO
          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.

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

                    BILBO
          My dear boy...

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EXT. RIVENDELL TERRACE -- EVENING

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

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

                    FRODO
          Packed already?

Sam looks up, startled.

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

                    FRODO
          I thought you wanted to see the Elves,
          Sam?



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                    SAM
          I do...

                    FRODO
          More than anything.

                    SAM
          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.

                    FRODO
          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
          Palm.

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