Bilbo and the Fell Beasts: 1. Fifteen Birds in Five Fir-Trees

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1. 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.


(Written for the Fell Beasts "Wargs" prompt)

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/21/11

Original Post: 06/21/11

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