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D’awwww

‘It can’t be helped, Sam,’ said Frodo sadly. He had suddenly realized that flying from the Shire would mean more painful partings than merely saying farewell to the familiar comforts of Bag End. ‘I shall have to go. But’ – and here he looked hard at Sam – ‘if you really care about me, you will keep that dead secret. See? If you don’t, if you even breathe a word of what you’ve heard here, then I hope Gandalf will turn you into a spotted toad and fill the garden full of grass-snakes.’

Sam fell on his knees, trembling.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume One: The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One: The Ring Sets Out, Chapter 3 Three is Company

D’awww indeed. If Sam knew about these guys, I bet his reaction would be far different.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 2 “Roast Mutton”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • Dwarves may be good with household chores, but when in a hurry they still leave a mess.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 1 “An Unexpected Party”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary points

  • Laid the foundations for the story – this opening chapter introduced the main protagonists.
    • Showcased race, geanealogy, home and character of key character Bilbo Baggins.
    • Defined Gandalf as he’s come to be known, grumpiness, famous for his fireworks, and flare for a ton of things.
    • Introduced the Dwarves who make up Thorin and Company. For the record, the proper introduction sequence was Dwalin, Balin, Kili and Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Thorin.

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