But as they came to the east end of the village, they met a barrier with a large board saying, NO ROAD; and behind it stood a large band of Shirriffs with staves in their hands and feathers in their caps, looking both important and rather scared.
"What's all this?" said Frodo, feeling inclined to laugh.
"This is what it is, Mr. Baggins," said the leader of the Shirriffs, a two-feather hobbit. "You're arrested for Gate-breaking, and Tearing Up of Rules, and Assaulting Gate-keepers, and Tresspassing, and Sleeping in Shire-buildings Without Leave, and Bribing Guards with Food."
"And what else?" said Frodo.
"That'll do to go on with," said the Shirriff leader.
"I can add some more if you like it," said Sam. "Calling Your Chief Names, Wishing to Punch His Pimply Face, and Thinking you Shirriffs look a lot of Tom-fools."