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Frodo looked out from his position on the white ship, and beheld a sight few mortals before him had seen.
White shores, and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise. Frodo asked Gandalf what this land was called, and Gandalf said it was called Valinor.
When they pulled up at a haven, which later Frodo would find out it was called Alquoande, an unfamillar figure stood just ahead of them, but his face was divine and the body was of an angel. Frodo, Gandalf, Bilbo, and the rest calmbered off the ship, and stood on the beach. Then the figure started speaking, but each of the passengers heard each in his tounge. Frood and Bilbo heard in Westron, Gandalf in Valarin,and Elrond in Quenya. He spoke of welcome back, and of an long wait for their return, but Frodo understood none of this. He asked the figure:"Who are you? What are you?" the figure answered:" Many are my names among diffrent peoples, but I shall recount but two of the most known. Manwenoz1 I am in the tounge of my people, but Manwe in the tounge of the elves. As to what I am, I am an Ainu, a Vala, a Power, in fact I am Illuvatar's lieutenant, appointed by him to the governeing of the world. Sulimo I am surnamed, Lord of the Breath of Arda. But that lies in the distant past for the children of Illuvatar.May you live long and prosper, Frodo Baggins, Ringbearer. I welcome you to Valinor, and hope you are healed of that wound you suffered in Weathertop."
Indeed, Frodo would be healed, but many other things happned in his stay, that he would never have expected.
Chapter End Notes:
1. Manwenoz was the name in Valarin
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