Leaving the Hall of Fire

“Even as they stepped over the threshold a single clear voice rose in song.

A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!

Frodo halted for a moment, looking back. Elrond was in his chair and the fire was on his face like the summer-light upon the trees. Near him sat the Lady Arwen. To his surprise Frodo saw that Aragorn stood beside her; his dark cloak was thrown back, and he seemed to be clad in elven-mail, and a star shone upon his breast. They spoke together, and then suddenly it seemed to Frodo that Arwen turned towards him, and the light of her eyes fell on him from afar and pieced his heart.
He stood still enchanted, while the sweet syllables of the elvish song fell like clear jewels of blended words and melody.”

LoTR, The Fellowship, Book Two, Chapter One – Many Meetings

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