The Archer Mice of Middle-earth

by Varda

The Bagbearer Decides

'More! Oh no! I thought she'd finished!'
'You were supposed to steal the bag!'
'I did! there was nothing on it but a Christmas shopping list!'
'Anything for us?'
'Shut up Cork Mouse! You stole the wrong bag!'
'What'll we do now?'
'Let the Bagbearer decide....'

Frodent rose to his paws and said with some authority
'We will go through the mines...'
'What mines?' said Pipsqueak.
'Fool of a mouse! He means the shop basement'