Bilbo prepares for a visit from old friends, and for some changes in his life.
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Frodo is 20, Merry 7 (the equivalent of 13 and 4 1/2 to 5 in Man Years).
Below is my conception of Frodo's Certificate of Adoption, calligraphed and illuminated by me. The text (which you may read below the picture) was worked out in conjunction with Gryffinjack, who was my co-writer for "Testaments of the Past", which does not appear at this archive yet.
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lotho, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Series: Bilbo Baggins, Esquire, Childhood Tales of the Shire
Chapters: 14    |    Word count: 17503    |    Read Count: 25924
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/13/10    |    Published: 02/08/10