July 14

Day 195

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XIX. The Third Phase (I): The Journey to Bree, read through Chapter I: ‘A Long-Expected Party’

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age September 23, 3001

Discussion Questions:

    1. What might Bilbo have left you, had you been one of his acquaintances?
    2. What impression of Hobbits does this chapter give you?
    3. Should Gandalf have told Frodo more about his suspicions regarding the Ring?