“This is where we put our pieces to dry when we’re done modeling them,” Pippin told his cousins as he led them through the place. “We have to let them dry out most of the way. They might explode if they’re fired before they’re dry enough.”
His great aunt caught the smile that Frodo sent her way, and noted how Pippin was trying to copy Frodo’s own tone of voice as he spoke. The lad does well to model himself on his older cousin, she thought. Young Frodo Baggins is about the most responsible Hobbit in the Shire, I believe.