July 4

Day 185

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 18: The Return Journey


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XVIII: ‘And Back Again’

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Appendix I: The Denham Tracts            


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941 - April 2942


Discussion Questions:

    1. Under what circumstances is victory gloomy?
    2. Who was ultimately commanding the Goblin armies?
    3. Did Bilbo conduct himself well at his departure?