" The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say" While singing these lines from his favorite song, Speckles gathers the last suplies from his home in the Shire. The Tookburrows have always been frowned upon by their neighbours. Comming from the poorer branch of the family (hence the spelling of the surname) and their love for a good adventure and stories gave them a certain reputation. His parents always motivated him to read, study and explore new things. "Never let the Shire boundaries bind you, follow your heart" Thats what his father used to tell him and with a heart as big as his for exploration, he had a lot to follow. When he was just a little lad he, more the once, got caught on Gerebert's Farm dressing up the scarecrow as a knight to "practise his bow and sword skills" His endeavours soon gave him the title "Troublemaker". But that was back in the days when old Bilbo told his stories during the feasts in Hobbiton. Lest not forget Gandalf showing his fireworks. Those days have passed now. Bilbo has left the Shire and so did his nephew Frodo. Rumours say that both of them followed Gandalf on another adventure. So no more stories told by others to enjoy, the time has come to have some adventures and write some stories of his own. Black riders have been spotted patrolling the boundaries of the Shire. The time to investigate has come. Maybe he could pick up the trail Frodo left behind?! First stop, the Green Dragon in Bywater! " The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began..."