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So that he could give a straight answer to his neighbors and friends when they asked him why and where he was going. It created less suspicion amongst the gossipers of Hobbiton. That way, Frodo could just set out on his journey from there, away from all the peering eyes, and creep away quietly, without causing a big scene. Merry Brandybuck helped him pick out the house.

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Q: Why does Frodo buy a house in Crickhollow?
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