“Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.
“What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
“All of them at once,” said Bilbo.
He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbull’s head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yard’s through the air and went down a rabbit hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf invented at the same moment.
There is nothing like looking if you want to find something…
“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do!”
Now certainly Bilbo was in what is called a tight place.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
I really enjoyed that book. I hope you get to read it! I loved learning about how Golf started. 😉
(All quotes from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein.)