From "Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon" (2003) by Brian Rosebury
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‘Good evening, Mr Baggins!’ he said.
‘Glad indeed I am to see you safe back. But I’ve a bone to pick with you, in a
manner o’ speaking, if I
may make so bold. You didn’t never ought to have a’ sold Bag End, as I always said. That’s what started all the mischief. And while you’ve
been trapessing in foreign parts, chasing Black Men up mountains from what my Sam says, though for what he don’t make clear, they’ve
been and dug up Bagshot Row and ruined my taters!’ (RK, 293)