Things of Middle-earth
Type: Songs & Stories
Description:'Ah!' said Sam gloomily. 'We'll just wait long enough for winter to come.'
'That can't be helped,' said Bilbo. 'It's your fault partly, Frodo my lad: insisting on waiting for my birthday. A funny way of honouring it, I can't help thinking. Not the day I should have chosen for letting the S.-B.s into Bag End. But there it is: you can't wait now till spring; and you can't go till the reports come back.
When winter first begins to biteBut that I am afraid will be just your luck.'
and stones crack in the frosty night,
when pools are black and trees are bare,
'tis evil in the Wild to fare.
'I am afraid it will,' said Gandalf. 'We can't start until we have found out about the Riders.'
FotR, Book II, Ch 3, 'The Ring Goes South'
Contributors: Lyllyn 8.5.03