“Echo!” Pippin called, and the denuded Great Room repeated, Echo, echo.
He shivered. Echoes were not common within the Great Smials, and this one seemed unnatural.
But Lalia had insisted that this room needed new plaster and to be painted afterwards, and Ferumbras and the Took-moot had agreed. And now that the tarps protecting the floors had been removed all seemed strangely empty.
That would change tomorrow, of course, once the stand for the musicians was returned, and the tables and chairs placed around the edges of the room. Then Frodo would dance there with Pippin's sister Pearl once more….