I started the Fellowship of the Ring anew, can't tell you how much I love those books and I love them more and more, the often I read them.
'No! I could not"' he said to himself *It is one thing to take my young friends walking over the Shire with me, until we are hungry andw weary, and food and bed are sweet. To take them into exile, where hunger and weariness may have no cure, is quite another - even if they are willing to come. The inheritance is mine alone. I don't think I ought even to take Sam'. He looked at Sam Gamgee, and discovered that Sam was watching him.
'Well, Sam!' he said. 'What about it? I am leaving the Shire as soon as ever I can - in fact I have made up my mind now not even to wait a day at Crickhollow, if it can be helped.'
'Very good, sir!'
'You still mean to come with me?'
'It is going to be very dangerous, Sam. It is already dangerous.Most likely neither of us will come back.'
'If you don't come back, sir, then I shan't, that's certain', said Sam. 'Don't you leave him! they said to me. Leave him! I said.I never mean to. I am going with him, if he climbs to the Moon, and if any of those Black Riders try to stop him, they'll have Sam Gamgee to reckon with, I said. 'They laughed'
(A short cut to mushrooms)
Whenever I read this part I fell in love with the hobbits, more and more ...
Have a wonderful Sunday, all of you!