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magicalnaturetour:Smiling squirrel by laryan1“Yes it certainly…

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Smiling squirrel by laryan1

“Yes it certainly is! No I could not! And I was explaining very carefully,” answered the wizard crossly. “If you must know more, his name is Beorn. He is very strong, and he is a skin-changer.”

“What! a furrier, a man that calls rabbits conies, when he doesn’t turn their skins into squirrels?” asked Bilbo.

“Good gracious heavens, no, no, NO, NO!” said Gandalf. “Don’t be a fool Mr. Baggins if you can help it; and in the name of all wonder don’t mention the word furrier again as long as you are within a hundred miles of his house, nor rug, cape, tippet, muff, nor any other such unfortunate word! He is a skin-changer….
– The Hobbit, Chapter 7 Queer Lodgings

Nowhere else could a squirrel be at such ease.

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The first rays of the sun by toko_w


The elf-host was on the march; and if it was sadly lessened, yet many were glad, for now the northern world would be merrier for many a long day. The dragon was dead, and the goblins overthrown, and their hearts looked forward after winter to a spring of joy.

Gandalf and Bilbo rode behind the Elvenking, and beside them strode Beorn, once again in man’s shape, and he laughed and sang in a loud voice upon the road. So they went on until they drew near to the borders of Mirkwood, to the north of the place where the Forest River ran out. Then they halted, for the wizard and Bilbo would not enter the wood, even though the king bade them stay a while in his halls. They intended to go along the edge of the forest, and round its northern end in the waste that lay between it and the beginning of the Grey Mountains. It was a long and cheerless road, but now that the goblins were crushed, it seemed safer to them than the dreadful pathways under the trees. Moreover Beorn was going that way too.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

While the mirk lingering in Mirkwood would only retreat a little and gradually strangle the Wood again, I’d like to think it was a lighter place, with that bit of cheer from the winter sun, that accompanied the Elvenking as he entered the Wood and made for the Halls of his realm.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 18 “The Return Journey”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • Bilbo awoke, by himself, still on Ravenhill.
  • He was found by a searcher, a Man, and apparently hadn’t been found earlier because he had his Ring on.
    • Gandalf certainly trusted in his ability to survive. He had been counted among the dead and the Man was on one last search for him.
    • The Man was clearly a strong healthy guy, he carried Bilbo, at speed, back down to the camp.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 17 “The Clouds Burst”

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Summary Points

  • Early the next day, banner standards were brought up to the Front Gate of Erebor, with both chiefs in attendance.
  • Thorin was smug in the surety of Dain’s arrival swinging things in his favour and was displeased to see the Elves still among the Men.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 7 “Queer Lodgings”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • The Eagles were truly wonderful to have on one’s side in a pinch, and they always delivered as promised.
  • The most effective way to end Dwarven complaints was to mention deserving a cut of their treasure.

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