Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
Oh the pleasure of planning a birthday feast! Even if it was really more Frodo’s than his. T’would be odd, though, without any family there; but the preparations fair gladdened Sam’s heart.
He found an Elf lass in the market whose cheese was like a good Bywater, and there were chutneys galore in Frodo’s pantry. A whole salmon was promised, to poach and finish with thinly sliced cucumber.
Then, just long enough before the day, there appeared on the doorstep a rabbit, a pheasant and a brace of grouse; the centre-piece of this feast would be a raised game pie!