Smeagol: Last night we had loud boomin' noises and weird stuff that came out of the sky that wasn't rain but wasn't snow, either. It made loud noises on the roof and all I wanted to do was hide under the bed. Strider acted like nothin' was goin' on, 'cause he's crazy!
Strider: Those loud noises don't bother me much 'cause I used to be outside during them and I got used to it. I am afraid of strange people in my house, though (and Smeagol isn't, so I think he's crazy for that). One time there were lotsa strange people, and Mom was lookin' for me in my usual hidin' spots and couldn't find me. She got furry upset 'cause she thought I sneaked outside when all the beans were comin' in the door. She was outside lookin' for me when Dad told her that he found me hidin' behind the toilet! (I figured out that wasn't the best place to be when the first bean came in to use it!)