18. The Scouring of the Shire
The Battle of Bywater occurred,
Four travellers returned from distant lands,
To find their home in foreign hands.
Rohan's horn made the earth shake,
Sounding, Fear, Fire, Foes! Awake!
The hobbits arose and began to fight,
Putting the evil men to flight.
They'd stolen their food, baccy and beer,
Felled the trees, filled folk with fear,
Then fighting with sticks, stones and knives,
Nineteen brave hobbits lost their lives.
Retribution was swift and just,
Wizard and Worm lay dead in the dust,
So now toast as heroes in every inn,
Captains Meriadoc and Peregrin!
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