Aragorn: Let the Lord of the Black Land come forth! Let justice be done upon him!
The Mouth of Sauron: My master, Sauron the Great, bids thee welcome. Is there any in this rout with authority to treat with me?
Gandalf: We do not come to treat with Sauron, faithless and accursed. Tell your master this: the armies of Mordor must disband. He is to depart these lands, never to return.
The Mouth of Sauron: Ahh, old Greybeard. I have a token I was bidden to show thee.
Pulls out Frodo’s mithril vest and throws it at them.
Pippin: [whispers] Frodo…
The Mouth of Sauron: The halfling was dear to thee, I see. Know that he suffered greatly at the hands of his host. Who would’ve thought one so small could endure so much pain? And he did, Gandalf, he did.
— The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003), screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson, novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is all is lost, suggested by Turambar. Today’s suggestion by Debbie Moon.
Trivia: The movie made a 1408% profit for New Line Studios on their initial outlay.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Debbie: “Interestingly, we know this isn’t true, but seeing the effect on the rest of the Fellowship is what matters here…”