Aragorn: There are few of us left. The North Kingdom was destroyed long ago.
Éowyn: I'm sorry. Please, eat.
Éowyn: Where is she? The woman who gave you that jewel? My lord?
Aragorn: She is sailing to the undying lands, with all that is left of her kin.
Théoden: You must lead the people to Helm's Deep. And make haste.
Éowyn: I can fight!
Théoden: No! You must do this. For me.
Éowyn: Make for the lower ground. Stick together!
Éowyn: Where is the rest?
Man of Rohan: This is all we could save, my lady.
Éowyn: Take it to the caves.
Éowyn: So few! So few of you have returned!
Théoden: Our people are safe. We have paid for it with many lives.
Gimli: My lady...
Éowyn: Lord Aragorn, where is he?
Gimli: He fell.
Éowyn: My Lord! Aragorn! I'm to be sent with the women into the caves.
Aragorn: That is an honorable charge.
Éowyn: To mind the children? To find food and bedding when the men return? What renoun is there in that?
Aragorn: My lady, a time may come for valor without renoun. Who then will your people look to in the last defense?
Éowyn: Let me stand at your side.
Aragorn: It is not in my power to command it.
Éowyn: You do not command the others to stay. They fight beside you because they would not be parted from you, because they love you. I'm sorry.
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Gandalf: Open! The Lord of the Mark comes forth! Send your guards down to the stairs foot. And you, lady, leave him a while with me. I will care for
Theoden: Go, Éowyn sister-daughter! The time for fear
(The woman turned and went slowly into the house. As she passed the
doors she turned and looked back. Grave and thoughtful was her glance,
she looked on the king with cool pity in her eyes. Very fair was her
and her long hair was like a river of gold. Slender and tall she was in
white robe girt with silver; but strong she seemed and stern as steel,
daughter of kings. Thus Aragorn for the first time in the full light of
beheld Éowyn, Lady of Rohan, and thought her fair, fair and cold, like
morning of pale spring that is not yet come to womanhood. And she now
suddenly aware of him: tall heir of kings, wise with many winters,
greycloaked. Hiding a power that yet she felt. For a moment still as
she stood, then turning swiftly she was gone.)
Gandalf: Nay, Éomer, you do not fully understand the mind of Master
Wormtongue. He is bold and cunning. Even now he plays a game with peril and wins a throw. Down snake! Down on your belly! How long is it since Saruman
bought you? What was the promised price? When all the men were dead, you were
to pick your share of the treasure, and take the woman you desire? Too
long have you watched her under your eyelids and haunted her steps.
Éomer:That I knew already. For
that reason I would have slain him before, forgetting the law of the hall.
But there are other reasons.
Gandalf: Éowyn is safe now. But you, Wormtongue, you have done
what you could for your true master. Some reward you have earned at least.
Yet Saruman is apt to overlook his bargains. I should advise you to go
quickly and remind him, lest he forget your faithful service.
Éowyn: Ferthu Théoden hál! Receive now this cup and drink in
happy hour. Health be with thee at thy going and coming!
(Théoden drank from the cup, and she then proffered it to the
she stood before Aragorn she paused suddenly and looked upon him, and
eyes were shining. And he looked down upon her fair face and smiled;
he took the cup, his hand met hers, and he knew that she trembled at
Éowyn: Hail Aragorn son of Arathorn!
Aragorn: Hail Lady of Rohan!
Théoden: Behold! I go forth, and it seems like to be my last riding. I have no child. Théodred my son is slain. I name Éomer my
sister-son to be my heir. If neither of us return, then choose a new
lord as you will. But to some one I must now entrust my people that I leave
behind, to rule them in my place. Which of you will stay?
Is there none whom you would name? In whom do my people trust?
Háma: In the House of Eorl.
Théoden: But Éomer I cannot spare, nor would he stay, and
he is the last of that House.
Háma: I said not Éomer. And he is not the last. There
is Éowyn, daughter of Éomund, his sister. She is fearless and
high-hearted. All love her. Let her be as lord to the Eorlingas, while we are gone.
Théoden: It shall be so. Let the heralds announce to the
folk that the Lady Éowyn will lead them!
(Then the king sat upon a seat before his doors, and Éowyn knelt
him and received from him a sword and a fair corslet.)
Théoden: Farewell sister-daughter! Dark is the hour, yet maybe we shall return to the Golden Hall. But in Dunharrow the people may long defend
themselves, and if the battle go ill, thither will come all who escape.
Éowyn: Speak not so! A year shall I endure for every day that passes until your
Aragorn: The king shall come again. Fear not! Not West but East
does our doom await us.
(The king now went down the stair with Gandalf beside him. The
followed. Aragorn looked back as they passed towards the gate. Alone
stood before the doors of the house at the stair's head; the sword was
upright before her, and her hands were laid upon the hilt. She was clad
in mail and shone like silver in the sun.)
(The trumpets sounded. The horses reared and neighed. Spear clashed
shield. Then the king raised his hand, and with a rush like the sudden
of a great wind the last host of Rohan rode thundering into the West.
over the plain Éowyn saw the glitter of their spears, as she stood
alone before the doors of the silent house.)