July 16

Day 197

Basic Reading: 

    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.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: XV. Ancient History


Enrichment Activities:


Discussion Questions:

    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?