Here follows the meeting of Aragorn and Arwen:
(Aragorn walks in the fair woods of Rivendell, singing a part of the lay of Beren and Luthien. Suddenly Arwen appears and he saw her from a distance.)
Aragorn: Luthien! Luthien!
(Arwen stopped and turned to face him.)
Arwen: Why do you call me so?
Aragorn: For I believe that you are indeed Luthien Tinuviel whom I have been singing.
Arwen: I am not she, my lord. I am terribly sorry.
Aragorn: No pardon is in order. My lady, if you are not Luthien then you must indeed walk in her likeness.
Arwen: Yes many do tell me so. I believe also that I shall share the same fate as she.
(They look at each other deep in thought. Long silent lingered for a moment between them.)
Aragorn: Oh fair elven lady for that you are. If I may be so bold as to ask, who are thee? Reply I beg.
Arwen: My lord, that is of no importance, but I shall not doubt tell thee if thy so requires. But answer me first I pray. What is thy name and title?
Aragorn: Fair visions of my dream. Though I am heir of Islidur and chief of the Dundein that title seem now too small. Aragorn is my name and I am son of Arathorn.
Arwen: That title is great my lord, think not lowly of it. I see many great things that shall come of you for Rivendell and all of Middle-earth, Aragorn son of Arathorn. As for thy former question, I am the daughter of Elrond of Rivendell Arwen is my name.
(Bells ring in the distance. Arwen turns to leave.)
Aragorn: Stay I beg for but a little longer.
(Arwen looked at him and smiled.)
Arwen: My lord Aragorn, if it is our fate and if fortune allows we will meet again. Farewell for the present.
Aragorn: Farewell to thee, oh bright Evenstar. Farewell to thee, the very image of love. Farewell.
We return to the forests again. Our hobbit friend has lost all faith and finds the true meaning of apathy by the end of this chapter. He is taken captive by a band of elves and one human. This chapter suggests that some of his past will be revealed soon.