'What’s that you’re asking about now? Old Mr. Bilbo you say? Why certainly I know what happened at his birthday party!
'Listen up and I'll tell you the true facts of the matter.'
Ted Sandyman has agreed to share a story about Bilbo Baggins and his adventures.
Listen to Shirriff Robin Smallburrow's story.
- Robin Smallburrow: 'Bilbo Baggins was something of an eccentric around these parts. His adventures created enough stories that you can still hear new ones every day! Why, I was just recently talking to my niece's cousin's sister-in-law's nephew the other day and he said that he knew what really happened at that funny birthday party!
- 'All the folks in these parts attended it, but what with the food and the drink and the dancing and all the youngsters underfoot, only a few folks really witnessed the actual disappearing act!
- 'My niece's sister's cousins... aw you get the picture, the lad I was talking with, he says that he saw that Wizard Gandalf pop old Mr. Bilbo into a giant sack! Just visible through the fog he said, and Mr. Bilbo squirming and wriggling like anything! Then they just vanished into thin air!
- 'Goodness knows what happened to the poor man after that, but honestly! With the stories folks tell about his adventures and associates and goings on, what other end can a hobbit expect than a sticky one?'