“A fox passing through the wood on business of his own stopped several minutes and sniffed.
he thought. 'Well, what next? I have heard of strange doings in this
land, but I have seldom heard of a hobbit sleeping out of doors under a
tree. Three of them! There’s something mighty queer behind this.’ He was
quite right, but he never found out any more about it.”
(A Trick or Treat gift for Elleth on AO3)