The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
Hobbit Hole • Perfectly round green door • Brass handle in middle • Long hallways like tunnels • Lots of pegs for coats and hats • One floor • Carpet and tile • Big closet for lots of clothes
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell,nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or eat:it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
"All the unsuspecting Bilbo saw that morning was an old man with a staff. He had a tall pointed blue hat, a long grey cloak, a silver scarf over whicha white beard hung down below his waist, and immense black boots."
Thorin • Balin • Dwalin • Kili and Fili • Dori, Nori, Ori • Oin and Gloin • Bifur and Bofur • Bombur
Ancient Song of Dwarves Far over the Misty Mountain Cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away at break of day To seek the pale, enchanted gold
Ancient Song of Dwarves Of ancient king and elvish lord There many a gleaming, golden hoard They shaped and wrought and light they caught To hide in gems on hilt of sword
Ancient Song of Dwarves The bells were ringing in the dale And men looked up with faces pale The dragon's ire more fierce than fire Laid low the towers and houses frail
Ancient Song of Dwarves The Mountain smoked beneath the moon; The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom. They fled their hall to dying fall Beneath his feet, beneath the moon
Ancient Song of Dwarves Far over the misty mountains grim To dungeons deep and caverns dim We must away, ere break of day, To win our harps and gold from him.
What do the dwarves want? • To reclaim their treasure stolen by the dragon, Smaug • A 14th traveler
Thorin’s Great Grandfather was Thrain. • He tunneled and mined Lonely Mt. • He built great workshops. • He found gold and jewels. • He became “King Under the Mountain”
The Men of Dale • Built a city below the mountain • Men would send for the dwarves as goldsmiths. • Men would pay and reward the skilled dwarves. • A dragon, Smaug, came and took all gold and killed the dwarves except for Thror (Thorin’s father) and a few others.
What is the plan? • A map and a secret entrance • A silver key • Seek revenge on dragon • Take back treasure
Description of Trolls • Very large • Smelly • Licking gravy off their fingers and eating mutton • Drank beer out of large jugs • Sat on logs around a fire • Huge arms and legs
"William never spoke for he stood turned to stone as he stooped; and Bert and Tom were stuck like rocks as they looked at him. And there they stand to this day, all alone, unless the birds perch on them; for trolls, as you probably know, must be underground before dawn, or they go back to the stuff of the mountains they are made of, and never move again. This is what had happened to Bert and Tom and William."
"'Moon-letters are rune-letters, but you cannot see them.' said Elrond, 'not when you look straight at them. They can only be seen when the moon shines behind them, and what is more, with the most cunning sortit must be a moon of the same shape and season as the day when they were written. The dwarves invented them and wrote them with silver pens, as your friends could tell you. These must have been written on a midsummer's eve in a crescent moon, a long while ago.'
"Out jumped the goblins, big goblins, great ugly-looking goblins, lots of goblins, before you can say rocks and blocks. There were six to each dwarf, at least, and two even for Bilbo; and they were all grabbed and carried through the crack, before you can say tinder and flint. But not Gandalf. Bilbo's yell had done that much good. It had wakened him up wide in a splintered second, and when goblins came to grab him, there was a terrible flash like lightning in the cave, a smell like gunpowder, and several of them fell dead."
"His head was in a whirl of hope and wonder. It seemed that the ring he had was a magic ring: it made you invisible! He had heard of such things, of course, in old old tales; but it was hard to believe that he really had found one,by accident. Still there it was: Gollum with his bright eyes had passed him by, only a yard to one side."
'Bless us and splash us, my precioussss! I guess it's a choice feast; at least a tasty morsel it'd make us, Gollum!' And when he said Gollum he madea horrible swallowing noise in his throat. That is how he got his name, though he always called himself 'my precious.'"
Riddles Of Gollum • If Gollum outsmarts Bilbo, Gollum gets to eat him! • If Bilbo outsmarts Gollum, Gollum must show Bilbo the way out!
Riddles What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees, Up, Up it goes, And yet never grows?
Riddles A box without hinges, key, or lid A golden treasure is inside hid
Riddles This thing all things devours Birds, beasts, trees, flowers, Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stone to meal; Slays kings and ruins town, And beats high mountain down.
Riddle What have I got in my pocket?
Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire “All of a sudden they heard a howl away down hill, a long shuddering howl…it was wolves howling at the moon. Wolves gathering together” “Up the trees, quick,” cried Gandalf and they ran to the trees at the end of the glade, hunting for those that had branches fairly low”
"The Wargs and the goblins often helped one another in wicked deeds. Goblins do not usually venture very far from their mountains, unless they are driven outand are looking for homes, or are marching to war. But in those days theysometimes used to go on raids, especially to get food or slaves to work for them. Then they got the Wargs to help and shared the plunder with them. Sometimes they rode on wolves like men do on horses."