Characters: Butterbur, Estel and Elf
Source: Pre-Ring War
Disclaimer: Tolkien's places, names and stories - Kortirion's scribble in the margins.
Notes: This was the one I was looking for!
Butterbur liberally ladled potage for the rangers. They could be hasty folk; he wanted no trouble when the youngsters came singing for Tillecking Night - though these two didn’t know of it.
The Hobbit-children’s voices soared, bringing smiles to all, even the dour young ranger, though his companion’s face remained hidden.
We sing you our song for cakes and for ale,
Tillecking writ’ns, for this we wassail...
The hobbit-babs marched around to well-earned applause.
“Tillecking!” shouted Butterbur, “Sirs, you should toast ‘em - for luck”.
The hidden elf stayed the ranger’s arm.
“No Estel, let me... Till the King returns!”