The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
*Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.
The Return of the Shadow: I. A Long-Expected Party
Timeline: Third Age September 22, 3001
1. What do you think of the tradition of giving gifts on one’s birthday, rather than receiving?
2. Why have Bilbo’s guests attended his party?
3. If you had been one of Bilbo’s guests, would you have felt insulted by his speech?