Dear Dora, and her letters of advice! Bilbo thought as he perused the latest to arrive at his door.
You Cannot continue to allow that Poor, Blameless Child to Languish in the wilds of Buckland! it admonished.
Blameless? Well, Dora Baggins had a good deal to learn about her nephew, if she thought young Frodo a total innocent! He was indeed a dear one, but nowhere the prodigy Dora thought him.
“Sufficient to the day is the mischief thereof,” Bilbo murmured to himself as he turned to preparing for his coming journey to fetch the lad home—at last!