Character: A Hobbit
Source: The Old Forest
Disclaimer: Tolkien discovered Middle-earth
Branch rasped against branch… he didn’t look, because it was only the wind… Same as he didn’t take his eyes off his small fire when the dried twig snapped… because it was only a fox. If he looked, he’d see its eyes glowing in the darkness, but he didn’t because... it was only a fox...
No – he’d just sit here, back to this tree, staring at the fire. Wasn’t long ‘til sunrise, then he’d find the dratted path and go home.
‘Silly stories – Gaffer said the goblins would get you if you stayed in the woods overnight...’
And they did.