My Grandmum Mirabella came by this morning and told me what happened to Merry and Erchi . . . and Smaug. I feel sort of numb about the whole thing, really. I'm sorry on all sides. How could he have done that to Erchi? Well, if I know Merry now, I bet he's trying to take care of all the children there when he should be resting with his wounds. So perhaps I'll make myself useful then and go out there and and help out a bit.