July 20

Day 201

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter III: Three is Company
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Return of the Shadow: III. Of Gollum and the Ring

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: The Shire, Mirkwood, Lonely Mountain

    • The Shire: Bag End, The Hill, Buckland, The Water, Hobbiton, Brandywine Bridge, Tookland, Green Hill Country, Bywater, Woodhall, Stock, Bucklebury Ferry, Woody-End, Eastfarthing, Brandywine River, Great East Road 

  • Timeline: Third Age September 23, 3018

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the Black Rider.

Discussion Questions:

    1. What time of day do you prefer to start a journey?
    2. What is the difference between Frodo’s rhyme and Bilbo’s from Chapter I?
    3. Why did Frodo want to hide from the rider?