4. Chapter 4: What the Hobbits are doing here?
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Chapter 4: What the Hobbits are doing here?
"Gandalf," Legolas called again before long. The eagle was landing soon but he had seen something that was puzzling him, and thought to ask the wizard about it. "I did not know that hobbits come here as well. What are they doing here?"
Gandalf sighed heavily before he replied the soon-to-be-training wizard, "They are not hobbits, Legolas. They are just children."
"Just look closely – haven't you seen what hobbits look like?" Gandalf asked him. When he saw Legolas' frown, he tried again, knowing that the elf had very observant eyes. "Can you see if they wearing anything on their feet?"
"Why should I see? They are hobbits!" Legolas declared.
"All right, when we land, go and ask them." Gandalf teased though he was growing exasperated with the elf's stubbornness.
Legolas made a disapproving noise.
"Now, what's wrong with you?" Gandalf asked, starting to lose his patience.
"Why should I ask them? They look like hobbits to me," Legolas replied insistently. He had heard stories about those who ventured from Hobbiton and those stories said nothing good about them.
"Legolas, can I ask you something?"
"What is it, Gandalf?"
"Try to behave yourself, and act like a dignified and respectable prince," The wizard requested.
"I will try to, but I do not promise anything," Legolas said and then he sighed dramatically, "I just hope that this kind of hobbits will behave better than those who live in Hobbiton."
Gandalf's only response was to raise his head, staring at the sky. It was clear that trying to persuade the princeling that these were human children – much less to correct his bias against the hobbits of Hobbiton – was only a waste of time.
"Gandalf, why are you looking up at the sky?"
"You need to stop this right now, Legolas," Gandalf raised his voice in response to Legolas' overly innocent tone. The control he had over himself was hanging on a thin thread now.
"Why? Am I doing something wrong?" Legolas seemed to taunt him further.
Gandalf only gave a defeated sigh. "Oh Valar, what have I done to deserve this punishment?" He asked.
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