Recently, there has been quite a few strange going-ons in the fair village of Bramblebury. Some locals have felt the need ter employ local lads as guards.
Last week, several locals have experiences strange visitors in their burrows. Apart from one incident, where an industrious hobbits tried to uncover a secret biscuit box (and almost ran off with the owner’s laundry basket instead), more worrying is the recent influx of longshanks entering hobbit burrows without previous invitation.
At least two such incidents have happened the last few days. One longshank was seen running in and out of a burrow on Harrow Road a late night, while another was observed near Myrtle Court this very evening. Luckily, the home owners were around both times, and one of the unwelcome visitors was sent packing by a hungry-looking sheepdog pup. Still, the local hobbits are somewhat worried about the developments. Some have taken ter locking their doors at night, while others try ter round up local lads ter stand guard outside. So far, them local lads have been found lacking in guarding experiences, seemingly preferring a snooze in the grass instead.
The local Shirriff, miss Nimelia Stoutfoot, has expressed some concerns about the recent incidents. As fer the bounders, they are still recuperating after diligently standing guard at the inns over the entire yule celebration period, so there is likely precious little help ter be gotten from them for a week or two.