It was a bright sunny day in the village of Songburrow and Druda was sat in her front garden enjoying a pot of tea and some cake. It had been raining heavily the day before although Druda disliked the rain she always thought the village looked its best just after a good long shower, it was as if the whole Shire had had a good spring clean. Looking up she could see one of the Postmen making his way up the hill. He had stopped off at the neighbours burrow and just as she thought he was going to pass by he turned and started up the path to her burrow. “Morning Miss” he said cheerfully and handed over a letter. Druda thanked him and opened the letter with the butter knife. With a cup of tea in one hand and the letter in the other she started to read. Dear Miss Quickfoot, We are writing this correspondence with the hope that you may be in a position to help the good folk of Dwaling. Following our eviction from the Town of Dwaling we the town council have gone to great lengths to try and keep in contact with as many of the displaced families as we can in the hope that someday we may all be able to return to our homes. During the eviction a great many of our possessions were left behind and it is with regard to such items that we now ask for your help. Within the libraries of the Dwaling Town Hall there is a book that contains a detailed account of all the Dwaling families and their associated genealogy and estates. Although this may seem a trivial item it is in fact of great importance to the town of Dwaling as a whole. With the information contained within this book we will be able to draw up an accurate census of all the families present at the time of the eviction, hopefully this will allow us to maintain our ties with the people of Dwaling and ensure that we are able to reinstate them to their rightful dwelling should the lands be returned to The Shire. We have heard many stories of your deeds outside the bounds of the Shire and as a member of the town we hope that you may be able to help us in the recovery of this vital document. As we have left many of our possessions in Dwaling we are not in a position to offer much in way of remuneration for your assistance. If you are able to enter the Town you may find some items of worth and all are freely given to you in return for the recovery of the book. If you are willing and able to help us please come to the village of Oatbarton three days from now and we shall endeavour to support you in any way we can. Respectfully yours, The Dwaling Town Council Putting the letter to one side Druda sat for a while thinking. Then she got up and went inside. Opening up the large cupboard that stood in the parlour she pulled out a large heavy box in which she kept all her tools. After some careful selecting she pulled on her cloak and made the short trip down the hill to the stables. Within a few minutes she had saddled her pony and was heading north, leaving the village of Songburrow behind.