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  • Updated 10 November 2007
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Quick Post

A postal service of the Shire

A service maintained in the Shire for passing urgent or important messages from one place to another. The details of how it worked are unclear, but it seems to have employed 'runners' who could travel quickly between nearby towns and villages, and then pass on their messages in relay to other Hobbits. At the time of Sharkey's takeover of the Shire, the Quick Post was closed to ordinary Shire-folk, but the service was maintained for 'official' business, and the passing of secret messages between the Chief and his ruffians.

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