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ponderation: Majesty Reflected by JohnRogers1  A glimpse of the…

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Majesty Reflected by JohnRogers1 

A glimpse of the Lonely Mountain, from the vantage of denizens on the opposite shore, perhaps Raft-elves going about their business after delivering barrels to Lake-town

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Majesty Reflected by JohnRogers1 

A glimpse of the…

Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 19 “The Last Stage”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • The journey home, to the Shire, saw the wizard and the hobbit reaching Rivendell on the evening of May 1st, back to the same silly singing of the Elves from the house of Elrond.
  • Gandalf regaled the denizens of the house with the quest, and his own adventure – which Bilbo had not been privy to. More tales were told, but of course despite being in a premium seat, Bilbo nodded his way through it.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 15 “The Gathering of the Clouds”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • The Company had company, in the form of birds, and especially the old thrush.
  • Ravens were different from crows. and the Dwarves were acquainted with the ones who used to live in Erebor. Ravens are long-lived and could converse in the speech of men.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 14 “Fire And Water”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • Back to the night that Smaug smashed through the Front Gate, he indeed launched an attack on Lake-town.
  • The Lake-men were still in euphoria over the Dwarves’ visit. Thank goodness for the grim-voiced fellow and his natural skepticism with regards to happenings on the Mountain.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 11 “On The Doorstep”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • It took the Company 2 days by water and at least 1 more by land to get to the Desolation.
  • Thorin still remembered what the place was like, pre-Smaug. So did Balin who was with him.
  • The hidden door was on one of the western spurs of the Mountain. The Dwarves proceeded carefully here.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 10 “A Warm Welcome”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • Bilbo’s first glimpse of the Lonely Mountain, rounding a bend riding the barrels and he wasn’t feeling happy vibes. He had also caught a cold.
  • It took all day to traverse the Forest River to reach Lake-town on the Long Lake, even travelling on the water. There were “clifflike gates” where the River met the Lake. In the southern end of the Lake, the waters fell over high falls.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 9 “Barrels Out Of Bond”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • Dwarves used the rule of majority when in doubt or situations of non-consensus.
  • Dwarven tenacity could be worn down, especially when they had been starving for a while, in which case they would apply the better part of valour.

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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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