A few yards further on there was a turning to the left.
They went down a path, neat and well-kept and edged with large white stones.
It led them quickly to the river-bank. There there was a landing-stage big enough for several boats.
Its white posts glimmered in the gloom
The mists were beginning to gather almost hedge-high in the fields, but the water before them was dark with
only a few curling wisps of grey like steam among the reeds at the sides.
The Brandywine River flowed slow and broad.
On the other side two lamps twinkled upon another landing-stage with many steps going up the high bank beyond.
Behind it the low hill loomed, and out of the hill through stray strands of mist shone many round hobbit-windows,
red and yellow. The were the lights of Brandy Hall, the ancient home of the Brandybucks.
~The Return of the Shadow,