June 17

Day 168

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 9: Barrels Out of Bond
    *Read the second third of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter IX: In the Halls of the Elvenking, (i) and (ii)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: Long Lake, Lonely Mountain, Lake-town, Forest River, Mirkwood, Dorwinion

  • Timeline: Third Age August 2941


Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of Bilbo’s escape plan?
    2. Would you allow yourself to be packed in a barrel and floated down a river to escape prison?
    3. Were the guard and the butler responsible for the escape of the Dwarves?