THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ADAPTED BY ROSIE FROM THE MOTION PICTURE TRIGOY
FRODO SITTING IN A WOODED AREA WITH A BOOK--MOMENTS LATER HEARING A OLDER MAN’S DISTANT SINGING.
FRODO RECOGNIZES VOICE AND SMILES AS HE RUSHES TOWARD A HORSE-LED CART IN WHICH SITS A GREY FIGURE.
FRODO DASHES UP TO CART
OLD MAN LOOKS AT HOBBIT FOR A MOMENT THEN SPEAKS
A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he mean to.
It’s wonderful to see you Gandalf!(FRODO SAYS THIS AS HE LEAPS ONTO GANDALF’S CART AND THE WIZARD CATCHES HIM)
You didn’t think I’d miss your Uncle Bilbo’s Birthday did you?
THE HOBBIT AND WIZARD BEGIN TO RIDE DOWN THE PATH AND INTO THE SHIRE
So how is the old rascal? I hear his party is to be of special magnificence.
You know Uncle Bilbo, he’s got the whole shire in an uproar. Half has been invited and the rest are turning up anyway.
Well that should please him.
FRODO’S MOOD SUDDENLY CHANGES AND AS HE BEGINS TO THINK ABOUT BILBO’S STRANGE MOOD
To tell you the truth...Bilbo’s been a bit odd lately. Well...more than usual. I’m, beginning to worry Gandalf...he’s up to something...
GANDALF TRIES TO ACT AS IF HE MAY NOT KNOW ANYTHING
All right keep your secrets.
WIZARD LOOKS AT HOBBIT SOMEWHAT INNOCENTLY
But I know you must have something to to do with it.
Now Frodo, if you’re referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barley involved. all I did was give you Uncle a little nudge out of the door.
Well whatever you did, You’ve been officially labeled a disturber of the peace.
GANDALF SEEMS SOMEWHAT SARCASTICALLY SURPRISED
FRODO THEN SMILES AND STANDS IN THE CART
Gandalf, I’m glad you’re back.
FRODO JUMPS FROM THE CART AND WAVES TO GANDALF AS HE WALKS AWAY—*FRODO EXITS STAGE*
So am I dear boy.
-GANDALF EXITS STAGE-
GANDALF RIDES ON HIS CART UP THE BAG END ROAD AND WALKS UP TO BILBO’S HOBBIT HOLE
NO THANK YOU! I won’t have anymore of well-wishers or distant relations!
And what about very old friends?
BILBO COMES TO DOOR AND OPENS IT SURPRISED TO SEE GANDALF
Bilbo: My dear Gandalf!
One hundred and elven years old, you’ve hardly aged a day.
BOTH BEGIN LAUGHING
Bilbo: Well, come on come in! *GESTURES TO GANDALF TO COME IN THE DOOR*
*LIGHTS GO DOWN AND SET CHANGES TO INTERIOR OF BAG END*
BILBO AND GANDALF ENTER AND BILBO HOLDS OPEN THE DOOR
Bilbo: Welcome, welcome!