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Hobbit-folk are quite fond of stories. However, they prefer to read them, not live through them, which is what one unfortunate Hobbit started, for his younger cousins to finish. Although one could say he also finished it. He was there, from the riddle game with that pitiful creature under the mountains to the council that sealed his cousin's fate, and there at the end when the poor young Hobbit came back, horrifically scarred in mind, and almost as much in body. He hated it, hated that it had been his fate to see it all. Yes, he saw it all.