EXT. CULVERT, VALE OF MORGUL - DAWN
ANGLE ON: A GRIM LANDSCAPE, covered in THORN BUSHES and the
scars of RECENT FIRES. The DARK MORGUL VALLEY disappears up
towards the MOUNTAINS.
SETTLE ON: FRODO and SAM in a FILTHY CULVERT.
SAM twitches in a RESTLESS SLEEP. But FRODO is awake . . . His
hand trails down to the CHAIN around his NECK ...
A SUDDEN HISS! FRODO quickly hides the RING as GOLLUM peers
at them with GLEAMING EYES.
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up, sleepies! We
must go, yes, we must go at once!
SAM STIRS, looks at FRODO . . .
Haven't you had any sleep, Mr Frodo?
FRODO shakes his HEAD.
I've gone and had too much!
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SAM looks at the dead, BROWN TWILIGHT, below the LOWERING
It must be getting late.
No . . . no it isn't. It isn't midday yet.
The days are growing darker.
The GROUND suddenly QUIVERS, as a ROLLING, RUMBLING NOISE
ECHOES down the VALLEY.
Come on, must go, no time ...
Not before Mr Frodo's had something to eat.
. . . no time to lose, silly.
SAM shoots GOLLUM a HOSTILE LOOK and turns back to rummage in
his KNAPSACK. He holds up a piece of dried LEMBAS BREAD to
What about you?
I'm not hungry - leastways, not for lembas
Alright. We don't have that much left.
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CONTINUED: ( 2 )
We have to be careful or we're going to run
out. You go ahead and eat that, Mr Frodo.
I've rationed it. There should be enough.
FRODO looksa t SAM questioningly.
The journey home.
FRODO says nothing. .
EXT. CULVERT, VALE OF MORGUL - DAY
WIDE: FRODO and SAM follow GOLLUM as he leads them on the
wining, torturous path ... clambering through BRACKEN and
over JAGGED ROCKS.
Come, Hobbitses. Very close now. Very close
to Mordor! No safe places here. Hurry!