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Hard Learned Lessons

XXVI. Cue: The teacher

Hard Learned Lessons

I dont see your concern, Frodo Baggins--its standard language for this kind of contract, assuring there is good water for the smial, and that the hill is sound and proof against flooding. And of course one needs proper shutters----

Frodos agitation could be told by the fact it was his wounded hand he waved. But this contract calls for proper thatching. What hole requires thatching, or two wells?

Bard and Hillie exchanged glances.

The deputy Mayor continued, This is how Lotho was able to avoid paying for the place--by holding the Sweetwaters to the letter of the contract.


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