The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
*Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.
The Return of the Shadow: XV. Ancient History
Timeline: Third Age April 3018
Other: Listen to Tolkien’s reading of “The shadow of the past - The ring verse” on the YouTube channel, The Professor Tolkien Reads.
1. Why might the Ring have been reluctant to allow Gandalf to touch it?
2. What are the Black Years to which Gandalf refers?
3. When have you experienced a distant threat transform into a personal reality?