Thursday, June 4, 2009
Where is Sam?
Sam: Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo?
[Frodo doesn't answer, just groans silently.]
Sam: It'll be spring soon and the orchards will be in blossom, and the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And the whistle in the summer barley in the Lower fields. And eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
[Frodo, lying in Sam's arms, opens his weary eyes, his breathing dry and heavy.]
Frodo: No, Sam...I can't recall the taste of food...nor the sound of water...or the touch of grass...
[Sam watches Frodo, tears streaming from his eyes. As Frodo continues, there is panic in his voice.]
Frodo: I'm...I'm naked in the dark...there's nothing...nothing, no veil between me and the Wheel of Fire!!
[Frodo watches Sam, his eyes full of fear as he continues.]
Frodo: I can see Him with my waking eyes!!
Sam: Then let us be rid of It! Once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo! I can't carry It for you, but I can carry you! Come on!