Topic: "Frodo's Almanac"(9)
Frodo, Dandy, and Tess were returning from their morning constitutional (which is not to be confused with anything ever uttered by Ted Cruz) when all three noted an incoming aerial body headed directly in their path. Frodo quickly identified the drone-like object as a hawk with a passenger in tow. Immediately behind was another hawk, of equal size, trailing two or three feet behind as they both landed on a picket fence across the street from the Shire itself. Despite the gore to follow, it was an amazing sight, one which won the attention, if not the admiration, of each of the pedestrian.
Frodo told Sam that it has been consistent with other things observed by the keepers of the Shire. There seem to be more birds and more squirrels gorging themselves on heavy-fat concentrated seeds and nuts than at any time in memory. Fishing, be it at Lake Lovey or in the Care of the Belle (more on this subject later), is violently aggressive. It seems as if all creatures are preparing for a period whence there will be an absence of forage. It is something which may be nothing, nothing at all, or it may be a harbinger of things to come.
Frodo has spent many hours helping others to prepare for chapters to come. He has paid little attention to the words before you, dear reader, and for that he laments the innocent injustice thus created. It is time to notate that the environment suffers, perhaps moreso, than most even imagine. Perhaps this revised directory will add greater purpose to Frodo's effort, and supplement the facts behind the land that washes away or strangles life of every kind. The Ring, it seems, is never too far away from the hand of Man.