June 16

Day 167

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 9: Barrels Out of Bond
    *This chapter will be read over the course of three days, so read about one third of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter IX: In the Halls of the Elvenking - opening section

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: Mirkwood, Elvenking’s Halls, Forest River

  • Timeline: Third Age August 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of the Wood-elves?
    2. Why weren’t the Dwarves afraid to anger the king?
    3. What would you have done in Bilbo’s position?