43. The One That Got Away
"Reel her in, Sam!" Frodo dropped his pole and grabbed Sam to keep him from being pulled in. "You got her!"
A cracking sound; the pole snapped in two. All four hobbits groaned with dismay.
"She got away again," Merry sighed, pulling in his line to re-bait it. Frodo gave Sam his pole and got out his book instead. The four hobbits fell silent, waiting for another chance. Hours passed; nothing happened.
"I'm hungry. Let's eat!" Pippin said, reeling in his line. The others followed suit and joined him.
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