Sam returns to the Shire, his young daughter, Elanor, ready to greet him before the yellow door to his hobbit hole. Frodo’s voice is heard reading the inscription left in Bilbo’s book. Frodo tells Sam that he must now care for his family. Rosie walks towards him, their infant son in her arms. The whistle begins a new hobbity theme. As Sam willingly releases his old life, the Shire is ready to enter its own Fourth Age. Sam draws his family near and smiles his humble, simple smile. “Well, I’m back.”
With a rich swell of a D-major triad, Tolkien’s story concludes as only such stories can…
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