My Dearest Kendrah,
Apparently someone was thinking along the same lines as Leggs and Company!
Perhaps they should consider a rescue mission instead! Poor old Bilbo!
In any case, I have to meet a Hobbit delegation in a few minutes. Who would have guessed that Merry would be the ringleader of the Hobbit protests. OK, I suppose book Merry is a more likely ringleader than movie Merry. Drat! Once again I was seduced by the carefree, not-so-bright Movie Merry and underestimated the formidable Brandybuck line!
I'm starting to think Movie Merry was a deliberate plot initiated by old Saradoc (and possibly PJ) to lure us into thinking Merry was a simple provincial dolt. He's cute, funny, mostly harmless and then BAM! Book Merry makes an appearance, cunning plans are revealed and Gondor is caught with its pants down!
At least Pippin is still under contract with the Tower Guard so we have a Took in our corner!
Ugh...Faramir is knocking on door, apparently the Halflings have arrived. Wish me luck. More later...
Your Affectionate Friend,