Fortunately the Nazgul had somehow managed not to notice this commotion and moved away – just as well really since it would have been a really short book otherwise – and the hobbits were, after setting some fearsome woodlice on the entling, able to make their getaway. However, there was still a festering wound where the entling had attacked, and Frodo was secretly worried.
“Uh-oh” said Frodo, the only one of the hobbits who had ventured this far outside Hobbiton before. “I forgot… we must go via Farmer Giles’ House!”
“Nooooooo…” he said.
“Noooooooooooooo…” said Merry.
“Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…” said Pippin.
“Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…” said Samwise.
“You win!” said Merry. Samwise beamed. “You win today’s star prize!” said Pippin. Samwise beamed even more.
“You get to check whether it’s safe to go into Farmer Giles’ house!” said Frodo.
Samwise groaned. Why did these things always happen to him?
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