Diary ~ Entry 17 ~ Bitterling Pie, Dresses and Concerns Afterlithe 31st, 2012 At the end I did wear the umber shirt and trousers, even outside my burrow. And I threatened Simbo with a poisoned bitterling pie, which gave him quite a fright. But then he ate it (of course he did, how could Simbo say no to a pie) and found out it was "only" catfish pie. Due to some lankyshank gatherings in Bywater, we moved our Green Dragon Friday to the Floating Log last week. I was dancing with Adrean again, and it was wonderful. He is such a great dancer - and showering me with compliments all the time. He was wearing brand new clothes for the occasion and looked gorgeous. I guess he still might have the feeling that as a hobbit from Waymeet he has to prove that he is not shabby at all. Of course he is not! And I love him anyway, whatever clothes he wears. And even if he talks about storks and werelankies all the time. I was also asking around for Holibin, but no one in Frogmorton had seen him lately, and not even Ponto Hopsbloom, who gets news and gossip as much as raindrops through his leaking roof, had any idea where Holibin could be. Maybe travelling? I hope nothing happened to him! Pa is sure he is fine. He says news about bad things travel much faster than good news, so we would have heard if something was wrong. He only cares about this yellow dress he bought for a hobbit lass, looking at it every two hours and smoothing out the wrinkles. But for whom? Miss Lina lives just down the street, he could simply walk over and give it to her. So maybe it is not Miss Lina after all. That would be good news for I certainly do not want Master Jiro as his enemy. I missed the summer picnic, which is too bad, but I met my friends later on their way home and Miss Tibba, who had kept the last mushroom pie, gave it to me generously. So I had a taste of summer picnic after all, as well as some nice chats with my friends on our way home to Bramblebury. Despite his attention to the dress, Pa noticed my wobbly-leg problem and is concerned. He even talked to Master Bracegirdle about it, who just came over to tell me to go and see Gardenia for she might have some elixir against that. And indeed that is a good idea. I will go to the Bird and Baby right now.