July 15

Day 196

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.    

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Treason of Isengard: Foreword

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Mordor, Mirkwood, Barad-dûr

    • Beleriand: Eregion

    • Eriador: Grey Havens, Blue Mountains, White Towers

    • The Shire: Hobbiton, Bag End, Brandywine River, Bywater, North Moors, Overhill, Northfarthing, The Hill

  • Character Cards: Fredegar Bolger

  • Timeline: Third Age April 3018

Discussion Questions:

    1. What is the cause of Frodo’s unusual behavior?
    2. What might the nameless creatures be, which are more terrible than Orcs and cunning Trolls?
    3. What is on Sam’s mind?