July 7

Day 188

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part III. Durin’s Folk
    *Finish this section today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section IX., (IV) Durin’s Folk

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Appendix III: The Dvergatal (The Dwarf Names)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Bree, The Shire, Rivendell, Angmar

    • Rhovanion: Esgaroth, Dale

    • Middle-earth: Moria, Erebor, River Anduin, Mirkwood, Dol Guldur, Eriador, Iron Hills, Mordor, Minas Tirith, Gondor, Rohan

  • Character Cards: Frodo, Legolas

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Dwarf women.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was there a connection between Smaug and Sauron?
    2. Was it simply chance that brought Gandalf and Thorin together in Bree?
    3. Do you believe that Gimli sailed west with Legolas?