Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Fell Beasts challenge, Wargs - Fifteen Birds In Five Fir-Trees

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: Fifteen Birds In Five Fir-Trees
Characters: Bilbo Baggins
Source: The Hobbit
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

Fifteen Birds In Five Fir-Trees

“All gone already?”  Bilbo surveyed the tea-table around which numerous junior Tooks and Bolgers jostled. “You youngsters eat like ravening wargs!”

“What's a warg, Cousin Bilbo?” asked Freddy Bolger through a mouthful of seedcake.

“Dear me,” Bilbo began stacking empty plates, “I'm not sure that's fit knowledge for tender ears...”

“Tell!  Tell!”  Expectant saucer-eyes gazed up at him.

“Oh, very well.” Bilbo drew up a stool, his audience rapt. “It was on the dwarves' Quest, many years ago; we had stopped to camp for the night under some pine-trees when first we heard the dreadful howls...”

The children shivered, delighted.
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: fell beasts: wargs, character: bilbo
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