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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 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”

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

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • 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 4 “Over Hill And Under Hill”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • After Rivendell, the journey across the Misties to get to the Wilderland on the side was a difficult itinerary to handle unless one has a deeply experienced guide in tow. It was full of winding twists and and deceptive pathways.

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Reader: The Hobbit. Chapter 3 “A Short Rest”

The Hobbit Book CoverSummary Points

  • The encounter with the trolls put a definite damper on the Company’s spirits. No song or tale-weaving since.

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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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