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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 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 8 “Flies And Spiders”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points (an eventful chapter indeed!)

  • Mirkwood was truly a scary, forbidding, creepy, gloomy place with huge trees and super dense foliage needing serious trimming above, while strange unknown critters nosed about in the undergrowth and thick leave piles. There were black squirrels abound too. Cobwebs seemed copious and super-strength industrial grade. Air quality was nothing to shout about either depressing even the Dwarves with its stuffy stillness.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 7 “Queer Lodgings”

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  • 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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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 6 “Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire”

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  • Bilbo managed to come out on the eastern slopes of the Misties.
  • Gandalf was a true friend, or a responsible tour-guide, who seemed to abide by the “leave no one behind” principle.

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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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