Hobbit is a race of small humanoid creatures, quite similar to the human child in appearance. They are known as very agile and quite fast, but their pure physical force is limited. Their nimbleness has given their race a reputation of being a race of thieves and indeed the hobbits that choose this way of life often are considered as the best of their trade. This view is quite widespread despite the fact that most hobbits are honorable peasants and labourers. Hobbits love simple joys and generally shun adventuring and the trouble it causes. Every now and then one or two of them step down on the road of adventure and prove again their race's natural adaptation in the hard life.