June 13

Day 164

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 8: Flies and Spiders
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter VIII: Mirkwood, (i) through (iv)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age July 2941


Discussion Questions:

    1. If you had been with the company, would you have left the path with them?
    2. Why do the Elves keep running away from the Dwarves?
    3. How could Bombur have dreamed of the Elves’ feast?