“Exactly there!” Sancho waved the crumpled map in his hand, nodding toward an open space on the edge of the orchard. “The treasure should be there, by that grey stone.”
Soon three Hobbit lads were digging eagerly, and within an hour their hole was three feet deep.
“It’s quite the trick to play on them,” Frodo objected.
Bilbo laughed. “But there is a treasure of sorts hidden there. See? They’ve found it!”
The three lads ran off with their spades and the small box, and Hamfast Gamgee, shaking his head, started toward the hole with a new sapling to plant.