'Bilbo Baggins could single-handedly keep me in business for years to come the way folks around here swap stories about him. I'll gladly tell you my own personal thoughts on why he disappeared from his birthday party though.'
The local Storyteller has agreed to share a tale about Bilbo Baggins and his adventures.
Listen to the storyteller's story.
- Storyteller: 'Some around here weren't sure about him, but I miss dear Bilbo. He always had such an air of mystery about him, which is saying something since the only air most hobbits have about them is one of pipe-weed and their last meal.
- 'Bilbo was refreshing he was - shook us all up some and that's a good thing, no doubt. We need some rousing out of our usual routine! Not all of us have the constitution to be explorers, so it's a precious commodity indeed when we get a hobbit with real stories to tell.
- 'Anyhow, I hear that Bilbo was getting bored, and can you blame him? So when Gandalf was setting off his lovely fireworks, Bilbo grabbed onto one and off he went! Soared off into the skies in a trail of sparks! Now shake you head if you like, but I think that Bilbo Baggins could do just nearly anything he put his mind to, and I'm not changing my story!
- 'Oh, I'd love to know where he landed and what mischief he's gotted up to since then. I sure do hope he returns home again or I might just explode in a starburst myself from curiosity!'