mr. bilbo baggins of bag end by thejeff
i was pondering who i might choose as an all-time hero, in light of the das contest, and it didn't take long to decide. there is truly more to this little fellow than meets the eye! among other things, he seems to have his priorities in proper order. here he is, enjoying a few of his favorite indulgences while dinner cooks, or is it supper? he seemed very proud of having a piece of furniture or two that could accomodate 'big people', so i painted him in his favorite chair of that type, usually reserved for a special friend, apparently off on an errand of some sort. you would have a very hard time believing the smallest part of the stories he told me until, that is, you looked him in the eye ( or his tidy little bag of gold and 'jools' ). i was ultimately so impressed with this little chap that by the end of my short stay i made him promise to send me a copy of his manuscript recounting some of his adventures. i can't wait to read it!